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Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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  • Independent
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    Overall this is not political issue. In the US it is almost exclusive about White Male in power . The richer a white man becomes the more likely\tempted he is to use his position of power to get things he wants which frequently means sexually harassing women. Because these men have significant power\influence, others more-or-less rationalize to themselves "None of my business" and ignore it because they are not directly involved. It is a bit like knowing the husband next door abuses his wife, neighbors don't want to get involved to help out the wife, so as a result she becomes very isolated.

    This any different\better\worse than Bill O'Reilly or trump?

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    It just goes to show that people are inherently evil. If you ever wondered about that. Dude is incredibly ugly , I don't want to have to see his face on my TV. Just another reason not to watch it . Really , I mainly just watch you tube these days. I do check PBS if there is a cooking show or a concert .other than that , it's all bad and it's impossible to watch the news shows either. I hate it when they post video about a news item I would rather read than watch.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    This article in Psychology Today is relevant:

    Behind the Veil: Inside the Mind of Men "That Abuse"

    The article largely addresses domestic abuse in the home by men against women (mostly spouses) but the underlying symptoms of abusers manifest themselves in the work place as well. I will extract one paragraph:

    "Men that are abuse are very clever, smart, and extremely charming. Most of these men have a personality that draws people in because of their level of charm this is part of their art to deceive and manipulate. This is why often times when a victim does report an assault she is not easily believed because people usually say “not him, he is so nice’ “you are so lucky”, All of this plays into his because if he gets people outside of the home to buy into his deceit the victim has little if no support. Most batterers are seen as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" because of the stark contrast in their public and private selves."

    While many "white men in power" can be tagged as sexual harassers, both at home and the work place, I would not attach that as a stereotype of these particular men. The problems goes beyond just this demographic.

  • Center Left
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    Regarding the new standard bearer

    If the last poker hand ended prematurely and there was 10.00 dollars on the table... his immediate obsessions would be not: How much is mine but instead, how much can I get.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Imagine that, the outrage over Weinstein but none over our dear leader who has groped-sexually assaulted scores of women. I don't get it.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    And now, more and more women are coming forth with accusations, for the life of me, I cannot understand why all waited for so long? If someone assaults you, you should tell someone about it immediately when it occurs. That's what I think about it.
  • Center Left
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    In typical powerful white man with money fashion he's selecting a rehab center. Admitting he's done wrong was a step. Taking zero responsibility for his bad choices is another. It's medical - not my fault. Loser.
  • Independent
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    Dockadams Wrote: Imagine that, the outrage over Weinstein but none over our dear leader who has groped-sexually assaulted scores of women. I don't get it.

    Dock; you live in an country where one person committing the same crime gets cheered and the other kicked out or sued.

    It is time that all the women who Trump grabbed/groped show up and are helping to kick him out.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    It's time for a woman of any color, race or ethnicity to stand up against male abusers, be they white, black, pink, Latino, purple or whatever, this male dominance shit is going too far, this is 2017, not 1934.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote: Imagine that, the outrage over Weinstein but none over our dear leader who has groped-sexually assaulted scores of women. I don't get it.

    Dock; you live in an country where one person committing the same crime gets cheered and the other kicked out or sued.

    It is time that all the women who Trump grabbed/groped show up and are helping to kick him out.

    I agree Dutch, and I don't know why Trump hasn't gotten orders to appear in court over the accusations, the man is just like Teflon, shit just slides off of him. Maybe some were paid off to keep quiet about it. I'd like to see Trump before judges to answer for his treatment of women.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    TJ Wrote: In typical powerful white man with money fashion he's selecting a rehab center. Admitting he's done wrong was a step. Taking zero responsibility for his bad choices is another. It's medical - not my fault. Loser.
    This isn't the only demographic either. I was chatting with my neighbor a few days ago and we were discussing other neighbors as well as the property owner and his maintenance man. The maintenance man attempted to grope one of the people who pays rent, when she told me about it, I was not that surprised or shocked at all because I noticed whenever he has effected a rental clients, and if they were females he rented a flat to, he seemed attracted to them like a firefly around a bright lamp, he kept coming back to their apartments and trying to make himself a part of their immediate family. His only power is either renting to people or not, if you can call that power or powerful, he can also evict people if he wishes, he has just about all the powers of a landlord, but he is not an owner of the property. I also believe he doesn't like black people because I have seen black apartment seekers come here, but none were ever rented to. The landlord has 8 flats here, none of the renters are Latino or black. Most renters here are single females with financial problems or ex man friend problems. I consider the maintenance man to be an opportunist, one who would take unfair advantage of a person who has problems or has had problems in the past.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Unreal, George H.W. Bush assgrabber, Mark Halperin sexual harassment, fired from MSNBC

    msn.com/en-us/tv/news/msnbc-suspends-an...

    the list is getting longer.

  • Center Left
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    Yet another disapointment. He's getting more frail. He has been mostly dignified and gracious in his retirement years. Negative footnote now.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Oh hell, daddy Bush did it more than once or twice, wtf is wrong with these people?
  • Independent
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    How did Trump end up with Melania? A night club in Slovenia? American girls not good enough? According to the Steele report he also loves Russian "chamber maids".