Watching Hollywood try and talk their way out of this Harvey Weinstein scandal is amazing! Earlier today Meryl Streep took on her most challenging role ever. She is playing one of the most connected actresses in Hollywood history who wants America to believe she had no idea that a man she once referred to as “god” was really a giant scumbag. As ridiculous as that is she apparently was only the opening act. Rounding out the day’s ridiculousness fashion designer, Donna Karan, pondered if the clothes may have been at fault…
‘To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?
‘And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?’
Only a fashion designer this day and age would still think clothes had anything to do with what Harvey Weinstein did. Fashion dolts think clothing is so powerful that it could lead to a man losing control of his most basic manners. However, in reality, this is one of the oldest myths when it comes to sexual assault. Mikki Kendall wrote about the lasting power of this fallacy last year for the Washington Post,
It’s also a myth that has been thoroughly debunked by the Justice Department, RAINN and many other organizations. A Federal Commission on Crime of Violence study found that just 4.4 percent of all reported rapes involved “provocative behavior” on the part of the victim.
This Harvey Wesinetin scandal is far from over. It’s going to be fun watching Hollywood bend over backwards to try and defend/distance themselves from him despite all the evidence to the contrary.