Monday, February 20, 2017

The Invisible Man Discusses Rape with Two Feminists


One of the angriest threads to come down my Facebook stream had to do with the recent controversy over whether Maria Schneider was raped on camera by Marlon Brando during the making of Last Tango in Paris.  Nancy, a producer and casting director, teamed with Leila, an actress, in a blitz against a middle-aged man who insisted that Brando's actions did not constitute rape.  Before I discovered the thread, the women had blocked the man, which caused his comments disappeared from the discussion.  This was all that was left:

Nancy

I don't care if it was hardcore porn - they sprung it on her to get REAL humiliation. It wasn't in the script and she, nor her agents, had signed off on it. End of story.

Leila  

The very fact that the horror of this act even needs explaining is mind boggling to me! IT IS NOT UP FOR DISCUSSION!!!  Forcing ANY act upon anyone else without their consent is wrong. This is a prime example of the bullshit we deal with as women on a constant basis and, sadly, it won't be getting better anytime soon.

Nancy

As women, we can all tell you horror story after horror story of sexual harassment and abuse.

Leila

That's the biggest line of bull if ever there was one.  Men need to understand we're not going to put up with such s**t anymore.  Period.  Brando was a pompous, pretentious ass. I'm an actress and would never DARE use the pretense of being method as an excuse to force myself unto anyone. Art does not precede human rights nor would it stand up as a defense to a violent act in a court of law. Your words are shamefully ignorant and a blatant example of the exhausting patriarchy we have to deal with.

Leila

Talking to a wall would be more productive than explaining the basics of human rights to you. Sad to see that's a hard thing for you to grasp but, unfortunately, not surprising. The fact that you'd even choose this post as one you have to keep commenting on and showing your full blown ignorance in is sickening.  Mansplaining at its most exhausting.

Nancy

Let me guess: you are an older white male.

Leila

You really, REALLY need to go away. Far, far away.

Nancy

YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.  OLD WHITE MALE THAT IS PART AND PARCEL OF RAPE CULTURE.

Leila

Wow. Your stupidity is ASTOUNDING!!!

Nancy

Michael you are a sexist misogynist ass

Nancy

Agree 1000% Leila

Nancy


Sounds like Michael [Redacted] is in the club of sexual abusers and harassers.

Nancy

Hahahahahahah

Nancy

Michael go fuck yourself

Nancy

wow i'm sure it's not the first time you've been called a pig

Leila

Ah Michael. So, so goddamn stupid. And your reply to "go fuck yourself" is GOLDEN! There's a line for fucking yourself?  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Nancy

Had to block him. Too insane.

Leila

I did too.  But first I reported him to FB. So done with this BS.

Nancy

Oh good idea to report. Wow. WTH.

Nancy

Can you believe these guys?

Leila

Sickening!  The fact that they're OFFENDED by our outrage is indicative of what they're capable of.

Nancy
Yep. And trying to justify bad behavior as art. Misogyny at it's finest.

Leila

Yep.  Sickening and scary. He's definitely not alone in thinking along those lines.

Nancy

I had just blocked 2 other guys who basically were making the same argument.

Leila

We need more women in positions of power all across the board. Sigh.

Nancy

It's beyond belief that these guys not only try to justify it, but attack us with the same
venom.

Leila

I swear I can't take anymore of this misogyny and now with Orange Hitler coming at us I shudder to think what we'll be dealing with. We have to be louder and more vocal than ever before.

Nancy

YASSSSS AGREE!!  It's unreal what we're up against.


My own argument on this matter will be presented in a video essay for my forthcoming YouTube channel, Anthony The Watcher.

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