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bd2999

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atrimus

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Subj: Re: A few questions pertaining to the Weinstein fallout
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 at 12:03:38 pm EST (Viewed 122 times)
Reply Subj: A few questions pertaining to the Weinstein fallout
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 at 06:01:49 pm EST (Viewed 147 times)



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    1. Does the recent allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein, Cosby, Berganza, Louis, etc change your opinion of "SJWs" and their perceived effects on the things we consume for entertainment?


This would need to be explained to me, I do not follow. Is the idea that these guys are SJW or is it the other way?

It should have little impact other than highlight problems in Hollywood and probably every day life. Sexual harassment is a big deal and it is often underplayed. "Boys will be boys" being the classic sort of phrasing.

Just because some go on rants about SJWs and the like does not mean they have no case at all. Issues of sex, race and so on are still issues that we grapple with. And probably always will.

I mean our president was bragging about assaulting women sexually. I think it is more telling that folks get in a huff when Hollywood does something but not when a presidential candidate does it. Staggering stuff.

It is not ok in either instances but it is not saying good things for our collective ability to think.


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    2. Does these allegations offer a new perspective into why there's a call for better representation of women in movies, videogames, comics, etc.?


I think that should already have been apparent before any of this really.

Just from a business view, none moral or ethical, women are a market. They are ~50% of the population. In some of these things they have historically been untapped.


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    3. Do you think it's possible that some of the portrayals of women we see in movies, videogames, etc. are a product of the culture of industries that allowed these types of allegations to persist unchecked (assuming the allegations are true)?


I read this wrong the first time, yes it is part of the culture. I would argue that it is a reflection of society as a whole though.

These guys would not push it if there were not an audience for that sort of thing. So it is a feed back loop in many respects.




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