invisible airwave, on 10 November 2017 - 11:14 AM, said:
Principled Man, on 09 November 2017 - 11:39 PM, said:
ReRushed, on 09 November 2017 - 10:26 PM, said:
Fordgalaxy, on 09 November 2017 - 10:18 PM, said:
ReRushed, on 09 November 2017 - 09:39 PM, said:
Interesting that the POTUS gets away with bragging about sexual assault and walking backstage at his pageant and seeing nearly naked teenagers but celebrities get shitcanned based on years old events that someone says happened without an investigation.
Uh-huh. There are plenty of ex-Presidents with worse track records. And you can't tell the current POTUS doesn't get "shitcanned". I'm just saying let's be fair about all this.
Why have so many Presidents gotten away with debauchery, adultery, fornication, etc.? Because they can. It's an irritating truth of our society.
Powerful people in the entertainment industry have been getting away with it for decades. Recent events may be changing that power dynamic. Public shame still works for the majority of people in this country. Now that we're fully in the 24/7 Instant Information Age, and now that people are bringing such debauchery into the light, people in power may not be so eager to try it. Maybe.....
It’s all because of privilege and double standards that makes people believe they’re magically above the law or that it magically never happened and the accusers are magically liars.
Privilege and double standards exist only because we allow it. Why do people in power stay in power? Because the People are too afraid to take that power away. Because no one says "NO, you CAN'T do that."
I once worked at a home imporvement store, where the cashiers/front end manager was a total creep. Constantly spewing sexual vulgarities and degrading comments towards the cashiers. Sadly, the cashiers either played along or were too afraid to say anything.
But then, a young managment-trainee was hired, and when she was working with the cashiers, she experienced the creep's behavior. She did not play along. The next thing we knew, he was GONE. Transferred to Iowa....which he refused and then quit. Good Riddance.