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Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan

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By ROBYN BECK

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And it calls on women to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globes as a statement against gender and racial inequality

Women only?

Doesn't sound very gender equal to me.

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Wear black, which they do anyway at award shows. And they still haven't named any names beyond the already exposed scapegoats so as not to harm their careers.

Yup, this will change Hollywood operates for sure...

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Time's Up includes a legal defense fund that has so far raised some $13.4 million of its $15 million goal to provide subsidized legal support to women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace.

The plan gives special focus to low-wage agriculture workers, housekeepers, janitors, factory workers and waitresses.

As it's for women and men, rich or poor, that's fine

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Make sure when you file complaints you actually have proof. Most of the women making tweets and public statements for things that supposedly happened years ago have not produced one shred of proof to cooberate their accusations. Now everything is over-sensitized in that if a woman just points her finger and says "he harassed/assaulted me" the guy is instantly suspended or branded a rapist/d-bag, and the woman automatically is just assumed to be the righteous honest victim.

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Make sure when you file complaints you actually have proof. Most of the women making tweets and public statements for things that supposedly happened years ago have not produced one shred of proof to cooberate their accusations.

Do you have any proof of this statement?

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Yes, I have proof. Watch the news. Read the stories. Most of the women accusers have nothing more than a statement. They went to so-and-so house, apartment, room, etc to hang out, screen a movie, talk, etc and were asked for a massage, sex, touching, what have you.

No police report. No reporting at all. Years after the supposed “fact.” And then the guys are suspended, fired, step down, shunned, let go, etc. And no charges filed, either.

Therefore, nobody seems to care about proof. Just making an accusation and dismissing innocent until proven guilty is thrown out the window.

What would happen now if a bunch of male actors stepped forward and accused famous female producers, actresses, agents and studio mgmt that they were sexually harassed by females? Nothing.

In almost all the accusations, the situations which led up to the supposed assaults were shady and questionable for the women to even go forward. Let’s go watch a movie screening in your bedroom alone. Yes, sounds legit.

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These 300 major actresses and female writers should first focus on getting Weinstein indicted and than the other top folks in hollywood, w/o that this initiative will not have much impact.

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In almost all the accusations, the situations which led up to the supposed assaults were shady and questionable for the women to even go forward. 

Really ? Has any man unequivocally denied all charges ? If so I haven't seen it. Almost all were either when the child was underage, on a film set or it was a meeting set up by a talent agent. The standard for harassment under the law is high, and a very small percent of the cases ever make it to trial. even by today's standards nevermind when the the harassment would have occurred 30 or 40 years ago.

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Clamenza, “Wear black, which they do anyway at award shows.”

That mostly only applies to the men. The women’s outfits (of the most famous anyway) are usually featured in magazines such as People, and only a few will be black.

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