That Thing No One Will Talk About

While there is a lot of talk about actresses sexually assaulted, there are a lot of actors too who have been assaulted.

You need to read this amazing piece by Salma Hayek. She documents her time being tormented by Harvey Weinstein. But I don't want to talk about Harvey Weinstein. I want to talk about something no one really will talk about. And there are reasons no one wants to talk about it. They don't want to overshadow the stories of actresses like Ms. Hayek who have more commonly dealt with terrible men. They don't want to talk about it because of a lot of shame. They don't want to talk about it because of stigma. And it is just as bad as what these actresses have gone through, though not as common. But not as common does not mean it does not happen often. Because it still happens more frequently than it should.

I'm talking about the actors in Hollywood who are sexually assaulted. We are learning more and more about Bryan Singer and what he did. But Singer seems to have focused mostly on those who were gay. There is a sick underbelly in Hollywood of heterosexual male actors who are preyed upon. Often young, single, and desperate for work, they too are made to do awful things.

I bring this up because I was discussing the Salma Hayek piece with an actor friend of mine. He started talking about his experiences starting out in Hollywood. He experienced the casting couch as well, but thankfully was able to avoid being assaulted. He lost out on roles because he would not perform. But he tells me there are others who were not as fortunate and who had no choice. He told me of one producer whose name he would not mention who is known to like the challenge of trying to get that in there when in there was unwilling and uncooperative.

He also referred me to that gossip site that has been making the rounds lately, Crazy Days and Nights , which is chronicling the pedophilia ring and heroin use in Hollywood. Yesterday, the site had an item about a current soap opera on television with a rabid fan base that its producers trust to shout down anyone who might speak out against the show. The show is notorious as a meat market where the male and female actors both are expected to have sex with those who run the show.

The women in Hollywood and elsewhere have dealt with a lot of monsters and no one wants to diminish the coverage of them. But there are other monsters too and no one is talking about them. We think of rape as something that only happens to women. Some crudely make prison jokes when it comes to men being raped. But the phenomenon is real and Hollywood is a hotbed for that as well. We should not ignore it.

Comments
MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

It is about power, sexual urges, the way women and men dress and paint faces to attract the other sex, and sometimes the same sex. There is a paradox about it, and it will likely never go away, but the War on Men is hanging in there to make even a date get real difficult, it looks like. when a man is confronted, nowadays, I suspect he has a lot of decisions to weigh before he gets to take a girl out. Just the potential for making a minor slip up with the wrong choice of a date could land a guy in problems. The same probably goes for the women, without the stigma of the male problem. She has other problems, I'm sure, to contend with, in this postmodern nonsense world of PC, social justice and that war I mentioned. A lot of it stems from the way kids were, and still are to an extent. They are not taught anything about moral behavior, just to put on a condom to prevent the diseases, and to find a consenting gal to have sex with. when you take away the moral reasons surrounding sex, you just destroyed yourself and that consenting gal. what world that creates and destroys, at the same time. If I knew what I know now, what was going to happen, might not have had kids along with my wife. That also would have been part of the problem. We need to do much better in teaching morals to kids, not just throw condoms at them and talk to them about what the responsibility surrounding sex is. Of course, that is an uphill battle, but it is needed before we will ever turn our society back to a moral one. I still love to see a confident woman dressed up and looking great. It's the ones who do it to give consent before the rest of courting is accomplished that is a problem. I don't know what to say about them. You have to start them down the right path when they're young.

Ronliv2
Ronliv2

time in jail and pay for his crimes to the full extent of the law!

Ronliv2
Ronliv2

If we are created in God’s image, then we are God’s property and no one else’s. We are our own person and when someone wants to violate our sacred right to be free and not a slave to their distorted sexual moors, that is where the line should be drawn. If we have to walk away from the situation in order to maintain our freedom, then so be it. If we are attacked, assaulted, or sexually violated, then it moves to the legal arena where the monster in question should serve

GeorgiaLife
GeorgiaLife

And exactly WHY is the Georgia government so excited about expanding Atlanta to the Hollywood of the South? Why are we giving tax breaks to import these cretins and their despicable behavior into our state?