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Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Weiner Weinstein opened up an avalanche, people everywhere have come out of the shadows into the light. Men just can't keep their mouths shut or keep their hands to themselves, it was a man's world, that's changing.
  • Center Left
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    In all of the uproar a step was taken in the correct direction. Still 95% isn't and won't be addressed. Sadly this is just a small start.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote: Weiner Weinstein opened up an avalanche, people everywhere have come out of the shadows into the light. Men just can't keep their mouths shut or keep their hands to themselves, it was a man's world, that's changing.

    Thank goodness. I'm a man and yet I still realize how shitty men can be.

    I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a household where my parents worked together to teach my brother and I right from wrong. That equality made it impossible for my brother or I to pit one parent against the other. No matter how hard we tried, we would never convince one parent to overrule the other. And trust me, we tried.

    Some of my earliest memories are of my dad teaching me to treat girls (I was 6 or 7) the same way I would treat boys. I wasn't better or worse than them - we were equals. Those teachings continued throughout my adolescence.

    My dad recently retired from being an executive at a Fortune 500 company and my mom recently retired from being an inner-city elementary school teacher, but they considered themselves equals ever since they married in 1977.

    It's a shame Donald, Weiner, Moore, Weinstein, Louie, Halperin, and countless other men didn't have parents who taught them how to be decent human beings.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote: Weiner Weinstein opened up an avalanche, people everywhere have come out of the shadows into the light. Men just can't keep their mouths shut or keep their hands to themselves, it was a man's world, that's changing.

    Thank goodness. I'm a man and yet I still realize how shitty men can be.

    I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a household where my parents worked together to teach my brother and I right from wrong. That equality made it impossible for my brother or I to pit one parent against the other. No matter how hard we tried, we would never convince one parent to overrule the other. And trust me, we tried.

    Some of my earliest memories are of my dad teaching me to treat girls (I was 6 or 7) the same way I would treat boys. I wasn't better or worse than them - we were equals. Those teachings continued throughout my adolescence.

    My dad recently retired from being an executive at a Fortune 500 company and my mom recently retired from being an inner-city elementary school teacher, but they considered themselves equals ever since they married in 1977.

    It's a shame Donald, Weiner, Moore, Weinstein, Louie, Halperin, and countless other men didn't have parents who taught them how to be decent human beings.

    Those people probably were taught like you were taught. I think maybe peer pressure may have been a reason for them acting the ways they did. I'm going back in time here to Trump's statement about locker room talk (grab them by their *&^%), because you and I know how guys talk when there's no girls or women around, men talk trash, some act upon their trash talk, we both know they do, especially when in high school or college, and even at bars or workplaces. I've been around that kind of garbage. You've probably also been around men that talk trash too. They know it's wrong, but they do it anyway.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Yes Trump uses the expression, "locker room talk" but it was a common practice as "bar talk" or "pub talk" when I worked in both Houston and London. There are certain individuals that just cannot help but talk (lie) about their "conquests" or in the case of Brits "stuffing women". I took much of it to be just that...talk to impress one's colleagues, but I doubted that they achieved what they claimed.