Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Globe Special: The New Face of Feminism

There she is.....

Actress Rose McGowan raised her fist Friday at the Women’s Convention in Detroit.
Actress Rose McGowan raised her fist Friday at the Women’s Convention in Detroit (RENA LAVERTY/AFP/Getty Images).

How about that face, huh?

"Rose McGowan turned down Weinstein’s hush money, and found a fiery voice" by Susan Dominus New York Times   October 28, 2017

NEW YORK — In late September, just as many women were reportedly just days away from going on the record with reports of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, one of his alleged assault victims, Rose McGowan, considered a $1 million nondisclosure offer involving the Hollywood producer, her lawyer said.

McGowan, who was working on a memoir called “Brave,” had already spoken privately about the assault episode over many years and hinted at it publicly.

Her lawyer, Paul Coggins, said McGowan received the offer of hush money from someone close to Weinstein if she agreed to sign a nondisclosure statement.

McGowan briefly contemplated the $1 million deal. She had settled in 1997 for $100,000 after a hotel room encounter with Weinstein, but that agreement, she learned this summer, had never included a confidentiality clause. 

She took $100k and didn't say anything for 20 years, huh? 

How many other women were abused by this scum in the interim?

McGowan, who was most widely known for her role as a witch on the WB show “Charmed,” had recently developed a massive following as a fiery feminist on Twitter, but she was now, at 44, a multimedia artist, no longer acting, her funds depleted by health care costs for her father, who died eight years ago.

I feel bad for her, but this is starting to look like she has been groomed for this.

She responded by asking for $6 million, part counteroffer, part slow torture of her former tormentor, she said.

(Blog editor simply shakes head; she tried to extort him and they call it torture)

“I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three,” she said. “But I was like — ew, gross, you’re disgusting, I don’t want your money, that would make me feel disgusting.”

Yeah, well, I'm sorry but her credibility is a bit dinged up at this point.

She said she told her lawyer to pull the offer within a day of allegations about Weinstein first appearing in The New York Times. After that, the dam burst, with The New Yorker and other news outlets reporting on dozens of other women’s experiences with Weinstein.

That's the new narrative, the intrepid and brave pre$$ -- after they killed the story for decades and laughed about it.

Yup, the NYT finally picked up your cause, ladies. Congratulations.

Weinstein, his accusers say, built his long history of abusing women on a risky gamble that worked for him over and over — the assumption that money or threats could buy women’s silence on a subject so intimate and painful that most would prefer not to go public anyway.

While McGowan was the rare voice suggesting that the cover-up was not fail-safe, even she considered not naming him, having already, she believes, paid a career price for that long-ago encounter and its aftermath.

The New Yorker last week reported that Annabella Sciorra is also alleging she was raped by Weinstein after he barged his way into her apartment in the 1990s, and it said Daryl Hannah said Weinstein once tried to force his way into her hotel room.

Sciorra and Hannah are the latest in dozens of women who have spoken out against Weinstein. Allegations range from unwanted advances to rape. He has been ousted from his own company and expelled from the motion picture academy. A Weinstein spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

By 2015, McGowan, who felt alienated by the industry, started using her sizable platform on Twitter to maximize her status as both insider and outsider — someone with enough Hollywood experience to speak with authority about sexism within in it, and someone liberated enough from its compromises to unleash the fury in her that had been building for years.

On Friday, at the inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit, she was a featured speaker —  a new, combative face of feminism yet anything but slick.

She is a programmed part of all this, a staged presentation to push this agenda wherever it is going, "a new, combative face of feminism!"

Btw, I OPPOSE ALL -ISMS! They lead to bad places (notice there is militarism but no antiwarism or peaceism?)

“I have been silenced for 20 years,” she told the gathering. “I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I have been maligned. And you know what? I’m just like you.”

Without the $100k payoff 20 years ago.

In a separate development, more women have reportedly made sexual harassment or assault accusations against movie director James Toback. Among those who went public last week were Julianne Moore, Selma Blair, and Rachel McAdams.

On Sunday, The Los Angeles Times reported that 38 women had accused Toback, a director and screenwriter who worked on movies including “Bugsy” and “Two Girls and a Guy,” of harassment.

The women’s stories were similar. They included allegations that Toback tried to impress them by talking about his work and, in many cases, invited them to hotel rooms where he told them to take off their clothes. 

The main point being Hollywood is a filthy cess pool of perversion.

Is it possible that Harvey is meant to take your attention away from something else that is rotten in Hollywood?

What about the price they pay?

Also, in a lengthy note issued Friday night, the prominent political journalist Mark Halperin apologized for ‘‘aggressive and crude’’ behavior, as women continue to come forward with allegations of harassment against him.

We call that the afterthought paragraph.

Yeah, minimize the newsroom.


Looks to me like the pre$$ is pushing civil war.

"Women’s Convention aims to sustain momentum with focus on elections" New York Times   October 28, 2017

DETROIT — Nine months after the Women’s March on Washington, 4,000 people, mostly women, gathered in Detroit this weekend for the Women’s Convention, which organizers said was an extension — and also a test — of that anti-Trump movement.

Nearly everyone here had a story about where they were in January, the day after President Trump was inaugurated.

OMFG, c'mon!

Some packed into the streets of Washington, in a defiant demonstration against the new leadership and what it would mean for women. Others recalled marching beside grandmothers and daughters in Los Angeles, New York, Tulsa, Wichita, and elsewhere.

Are there witches in Wichita?

In the convention halls, which at times had the mood of a raucous campaign rally, women were tackling a large list of issues, including Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, threats to the environment, mass incarceration, reproductive rights, workplace rules, the accessibility of child care, treatment of immigrants, protections for transgender people, and more.

Those women are all for the wars based on lies, huh?


"As the 9/11 war enters its 17th year, questions about the scope and limits of presidential war-making powers are taking on new urgency....."

The NYT article actually goes so far as to say that April 6 airstrikes against Syria that Trump ordered was a violation of the Constitution and international law (where you been the last 15 years, NYT?), and it won't be stopping him in Somalia or Korea (only China can do that).

Thankfully, Kenya and Rwanda have been cleaned up and the Saudis are helping us in Yemen.

But with sexual harassment and assault, from Hollywood to state legislatures, a focus of national discussion, those issues emerged again and again in meeting rooms.

Thank God I live in Massachuse.... ugh!

Women shared personal stories and urged one another to speak out, and they booed mentions of Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, who rescinded Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault.


Yes, the solution is vote more women into office -- they just have to be the RIGHT KIND OF WOMEN!

Describing the issue as “the gorilla in the room,” Representative Brenda Lawrence, Democrat of Michigan, told a cheering, standing crowd Friday night: “What you’re watching is an awakening of women — an awakening that says we will not tolerate sexual harassment.”

That would be Israel.

Yet for all the disparate topics at this meeting, one thread ran through them all: opposition to the Trump administration and a pointed focus on elections next year. In small rooms, speakers led detailed training sessions for candidates at all levels: how to get the vote out, how to give a campaign speech, how to register voters, how to run for office.....

That's what they did to Occupy, funnel them into meaningless and controlled politics. Makes you question the legitimacy of that movement now.

The convention, held in the vast downtown Cobo Center drew a wide range of women: old and young, and of different races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and hometowns. Some men also attended, though Senator Bernie Sanders, who had been expected to speak, did not..... 

They castrated him?

US actress Rose McGowan raises her fist during her opening remarks to the audience at the Women's March / Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017. A stream of actress including Rose McGowan, models and ex-employees have come out, many anonymously, to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse dating as far back as the 1990s. / AFP PHOTO / RENA LAVERTYRENA LAVERTY/AFP/Getty Images
Rose McGowan during her opening remarks at the Women's Convention in Detroit on Friday (RENA LAVERTY/AFP/Getty Images). 

Just in case you didn't see it the first time.


Looks like men are nothing but rabid dogs.

Is it about race or sex?

"Nationalists cancel second of two rallies after being taunted" by Wesley Lowery Washington Post  October 28, 2017

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Police were out in force and businesses in downtown Shelbyville were closed Saturday as more than 100 white supremacist protesters rallied here, and 200 members of a counterprotest group gathered to denounce them.

The “White Lives Matter” rally in Shelbyville, and a smaller one scheduled for nearby Murfreesboro, had raised concerns about potential violence, such as the clashes that killed a woman at a similar event this summer in Charlottesville, Va., or the one that led to gunfire last week in Gainesville, Fla.

But authorities were generally able to keep the opposing groups apart Saturday, and no serious attacks were reported. People entering the rally area were checked for weapons.

Crowds of protesters began gathering at 8 a.m. on a cold, cloudy morning. They had come to see “Nazis.” But, but two hours later, there were still no Nazis.

Around 10:30 a.m., one of the organizers of the counterprotest grabbed a microphone and began taunting the handful of rallygoers who had just shown up across the street.

‘‘Some master race,’’ he snickered. ‘‘Can’t even show up on time.’’

Police barricades kept the white supremacists and protesters on opposite sides of the street. Police formed a line between the groups, as other officers with large weapons perched on nearby rooftops.

Local residents and leaders spent most of the week anxiously wondering how many would travel the rural highway that snakes south from Nashville into Shelbyville for the rally planned by several national white supremacist groups.

Once the white supremacists showed up — the rally started about an hour late — there was yelling, but no violence.

Organizers included the Nationalist Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group; the Traditionalist Worker Party, which wants a separate white ethno-state; Anti-Communist Action, a right-wing group that believes America is being threatened by ‘‘communists,’’ and Vanguard America, a white supremacist group that believes America is inherently a white nation that must be preserved. This rally, they said, was about immigration and refugee policies.

The plan was for speakers to address the assembled white supremacists, some of whom carried shields and Confederate flags, before the group would depart to nearby Murfreesboro for another rally.

The League of the South, a Southern secessionist group that was among the organizers of the Shelbyville rally, decided to cancel its Murfreesboro event in the afternoon. 

Maybe you could go to the cemetery instead and pay homage.

At times, the rally speakers spouted diatribes about a ‘‘genocide’’ they claim is being perpetrated against ‘‘the white race’’ and ‘‘white southern culture.’’ At other times, the speeches seemed to be a grab-bag of talking points.

One speaker complained that black Americans often say the N-word, but when he does, people are offended. The speaker after him railed against Black History Month.

‘‘What about me,’’ screamed another speaker, his voice cracking as it wailed into a microphone. ‘‘White lives matter!’’

The Nazi snowflake had a melt down?

Local residents spent two weeks preparing their opposition to the rally, holding vigils and prayer services, and practicing their chants.

‘‘We don’t want these people here, trying to recruit our neighbors to this disgusting cause,’’ said David Clark, who helped organize Shelbyville Loves, the primary counterprotest group.

Throughout the morning, the counterprotest oscillated between mocking the rally and drowning it out with music. At various points, they played the ‘‘Ghostbusters’’ song, Michael Jackson’s ‘‘Black or White’’ and the theme song to ‘‘Jeopardy.’’

When the rally’s speakers tried to address the crowd they were drowned out by ‘‘black lives matter’’ chants.

‘‘It was an effective show of force,"said Kubby Barry, 39, who traveled from nearby DeKalb County with her roommate and sheepdog, Molly, who was wearing a sign that declared ‘‘farm dogs against fascism.’’


She is a sheeple of antifa, and I'm sick of the self-righteous slop from controlled opposition of all sides!


Also seeOrganizers of free speech rally denied permit

Local Democrats applaud the move as the Globe paints a picture for you.

This is “a waste of time, honestly.”

Enjoy the game, folks.