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Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

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I think everybody needs a hug.

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Honestly. No disrespect meant to these victims, but most people jump on these bandwagons because it's the latest 'thing to do'. It doesn't achieve anything but giving hawkish people a social 'leg-up' until the next 'thing' comes along.

If people were really passionate about these causes, they wouldn't wait until a bunch of celebs and 'popular people' put it up on their Twitter or Facebook...

Frankly, it's getting old,

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Oh, millennials. You never disappoint.

Only you could turn a serious, life altering horrific experience into a 30 second meaningless free for all of “im the bigger victim than you” hashtag on Twitter.

Like the ice bucket challenge, it has nothing to do with a cause and everything to do with self-infatuation and attention seeking.

Disposable concerns.

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What I find really pathetic is all these women who claim they were assaulted by Weinstein never came forward before putting their fame, fortune and careers before their morals. They disgust me.

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AgentXToday  03:25 pm JST

Honestly. No disrespect meant to these victims, but most people jump on these bandwagons because it's the latest 'thing to do'. 

"No disrespect to these victims, but I'm totally going to denigrate their sincerity and caste their attempt to build solidarity as attention-seeking."

clamenzaToday  03:50 pm JST

Only you could turn a serious, life altering horrific experience into a 30 second meaningless free for all of “im the bigger victim than you” hashtag on Twitter.

Not a single person quoted in this story, nor any of the many people I've seen participating in #MeToo have claimed to be a bigger victim than anyone else. I haven't seen anyone even comparing victimization - the whole point of this event is to demonstrate how frequently sexual harassment or assault happens.

Zed PhillipsToday  03:55 pm JST

What I find really pathetic is all these women who claim they were assaulted by Weinstein never came forward before putting their fame, fortune and careers before their morals.

The most frequent comment I see when it comes to Weinstein stories is that either people don't believe the victim, or they don't care, because "That's just how Harvey is." And that's pretty easy to believe considering how many people in this thread are falling over themselves to denigrate anyone participating in the event.

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https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/13/maybe-time-take-look-corey-feldman-saying-years/

Corey Feldman Has Been Talking About Sexual Abuse In Hollywood For Years

Feldman and others have tried to bring pedophilia and harassment into the open for a very long time only to be openly mocked or disbelieved by industry powers as well as law enforcement. Social media isn't perfect but it is a hell of a lot better than what went before.

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Have ppl seen the video where Courtney Love warned young women about HW...in 2005?

Love is asked if she has any advice for "a young girl moving to Hollywood. Love first hesitates and says, "I'll get libeled if I say it. If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons [hotel] don't go," Love says.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/16/entertainment/courtney-love-harvey-weinstein/index.html

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How many of you men commenting here have been raped or sexually assaulted?

Would you be comfortable sharing your traumatic and horrifying experiences?

And if not; why not?

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Respect to the late great role model actor and inspirational Carrie Fisher

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41650345

When she told Fisher about what had happened, the late Star Wars actress took matters into her own hands.

"About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and said, 'I just saw [blank] at Sony Studios. I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow.'"

Ross continued: "I asked her what was inside and she said, 'It was a cow tongue from Jerry's Famous Deli in Westwood with a note that said, if you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!'"

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I assumed every woman has dealt with it in the workplace at one time or another, so I wasn't really shocked by all of the posts.

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The reason so many people come out with these stories all at once is how scary it can be to feel all alone with them. I'm experiencing it myself. I've spend a long time thinking what has happened to me wasn't that bad, I should get over it, others have it much worse. But these experiences have affected me, changed the way I behave and think and planted fear in me. This hashtag is more than just a trend for people like me. It shows that I'm not alone, that these incidents are unacceptable, and that it isn't a competition about the most traumatic experience. It's giving me strength to face what has happened and tell myself that it wasn't okay, no matter how "minor" it may have seemed.

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It's giving me strength to face what has happened and tell myself that it wasn't okay, no matter how "minor" it may have seemed.

Nothing minor about it, Jo.

Well said. It's about getting the message across & for those who will dismiss it; says more about them than you.

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Can't judge these ladies for letting it out in he open. Go for it! Even Courtney Love called it back in 2005. As with all things though, there will always be some abusing it or perverting it. This actually could be a culture changer if the SJW don't go over board and just want to make it a new platform. We ALL know this disgusting ungentlemanly behavior goes on and I've seen more in my 15 years in Japan by a few gaijin, that I ever saw in the US. Why hip-hop and gangster music is so popular escapes me. Disgusting people and lyrics IMO. But again, we're talking Hollywood and LA....., and of course, the DNC.

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Why hip-hop and gangster music is so popular escapes me. Disgusting people and lyrics IMO.

Public Enemy, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Arrested Development, Roots Manuva?

Hip hop is a culture; are you including rap, grime, old skool, fusion, free styling in your dismissal?

Gangsta rap is a separate sub culture which does indeed have objectionable lyrical content.

But it's not entirely representative of hip hop. It's akin to comparing Nirvana with One Direction.

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But it's not entirely representative of hip hop. It's akin to comparing Nirvana with One Direction.

You're right. I think I misspoke with hip-hop.

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You're right. I think I misspoke with hip-hop

Gangsta is mostly posturing by immature males. I can take it or leave it. I mostly leave it.

But hip hop, as a genre - still ever evolving, I love it.

The misogynist, abusive stuff can go stuff itself. Which I say having owned some of it in the past. As well as plenty of questionable metal bands output as well.

And I love metal, too.

Might just dig out a Courtney album tomorrow; thanks for the reminder!

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"Rosey" Mcgowen was paid 100 thousand dollars to keep her mouth shut regarding HW. She agreed and happily took the money. A business arrangement. She knew exactly what she was getting into. A victim would have immediately told the police and would have pressed charges. Mind you she was fairly successful even back then. She prostituted herself for the fame and glory of Hollywood. Now that nobody cares about her anymore she will do whatever it takes to get back in the limelight. The trouble is she is having to much fun with this now and seems very UN-believable. Also, where are all the feminists with their ridiculous hats that were marching at the Capitol after the Trump Presidency took over? Funny how silent they have become. Talk about the height of hypocrisy.

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Weinstein, who insists any sexual encounters were consensual, was expelled last week from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Yes I am sure all of the encounters were consensual. I'm absolutely certain these women were not coerced into consent just because HW is an all powerful man in the industry who could make or break anyone's career and livelihood. I am sure they all consented because HW is so darn attractive.

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So, "shake your booty" is out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ee3C2m3OXE&t=43

Gangsta is mostly posturing by immature males. I can take it or leave it. I mostly leave it.

Disgusting you give a chance for that crap.

I guess white people know better.

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A victim would have immediately told the police and would have pressed charges.

Because all victims of sexual assault act the same, right? They all follow a set procedure. They do not panic or worry or take an easier option or try to bury it. And the self loathing never haunts them if they chose the latter. Oh no.

If you've been assaulted, or know someone who has, or who has worked with victims of abuse - you'd understand that reactions are diverse, unpredictable and they don't follow any one path.

One thing for sure. The loudest, most judgemental voices will be male. And they will question, interrogate, deride, denigrate, discredit and ultimately dismiss.

This is the kind of mindset we're up against.

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Feldman and others have tried to bring pedophilia and harassment into the open for a very long time only to be openly mocked or disbelieved by industry powers as well as law enforcement.

There’s talk about other Hollywood movers, shakers and celebrities running for cover now that the lid’s been blown off one aspect of Hollywood sexual corruption.

I suspect that the “Good Ship Hollywood Pedophilia” is battened down tight to weather the current storm. It’ll take an unexpected shipwreck for it to surface in plain view.

If people profess to be shocked by the behavior of certain heterosexuals, how will they react to those who may be operating pedophilia rings?

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Disgusting you give a chance for that crap.

I give many people the benefit of the doubt. I listen, read and then make my own mind up.

If someone repeatedly acts a certain way towards women, races, religions etc; it's fairly obvious that crap shoule be challenged. And hard.

Including abusers following their delusional right to own/barter/objectify women.

I guess white people know better.

I wouldn't know.

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One thing for sure. The loudest, most judgemental voices will be male. And they will question, interrogate, deride, denigrate, discredit and ultimately dismiss.

I humbly disagree. I think those voices are almost always female (or homosexual)

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