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Harvey Weinstein and
the Silence of the Men

New York Times, by Lena Dunham

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/10/2017 5:50:51 AM

I went to Hollywood when I was 23. I had made a low-budget film, won an award at a prestigious festival, scored an agent and made a TV deal all within six months. It was a fairy tale most people will never experience, and I knew, as well as a 23-year-old can know anything, that I was getting a pretty great deal. I bounced from meeting to meeting with the joy of Cinderella at the ball. These meetings, almost always with men, were rife with acts of everyday sexism — the presumption that I must want to make small “intimate” movies,

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I find it hard to believe that Lena Dunham was ever sex-harassed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 10/10/2017 6:21:10 AM     (No. 11411560)

Didn´t she fabricate a story about her being raped by a cowboy at Oberlin?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/10/2017 6:22:51 AM     (No. 11411562)

I suppose a nudge or a wink or an elbow jab could possibly be considered silence. Or they were hoping to catch his cast-offs. He never really cast anyone off, though, according to other reports.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scrubber, 10/10/2017 6:25:12 AM     (No. 11411565)

Does anyone think Weinstein would go after a wookiette?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 10/10/2017 6:25:46 AM     (No. 11411566)

One could say this takes the cake, but Lena has assuredly already taken that. Every single one of these "progressive" men and women has eagerly put their slavish allegiance to the destructive Democrat party ahead of any moral decency, honesty, or actual concern for any victim of "sexual harassment" (in scare quotes because we must never let them determine what words mean). Remember Dunham´s repugnant campaign ad for Lightbringer, equating voting for him with sex? Most notable here is what she refuses to demand: accountability for the Clintons and Obamas. Why would that be, Lena? "Progressives" are always silent in the face of moral decline - because they´re the ones enabling it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/10/2017 6:38:30 AM     (No. 11411572)

Lena, Lena, Lena.. The "Silence" of men? Really? What about the silence from Women?!?

It sickens me that all of those "strong" women of Hollywood kept their mouths shut for DECADES. That is BS on their part.

Until the women of Hollywood can stand up for themselves I DON´T want to hear a single word, comment, opinion about what is best for America. Got it?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: califedup, 10/10/2017 7:02:56 AM     (No. 11411582)

The hog like Weinstein and the human sow Lena Dunham would make the perfect couple.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 10/10/2017 7:11:09 AM     (No. 11411590)

Lena seriously needs an editor. This rambling piece tells us what--that Hollywood is sexist? Duh! Here´s a question for her: Aren´t the women who take off their clothes for the camera and enact sex scenes (for her, too)at least a little bit complicit?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sabrajet, 10/10/2017 7:13:34 AM     (No. 11411594)

The stories of the casting couch have been around since Silent Movies, how many stories are there about even the heads of the old studios, never mind the directors. Young girls have been flooding California since the 1920´a trying to be famous and rich. And no one outs these guys until they are dead. Goo for Kim Novak telling Jack Warner where to go-but many did not want to give up their contracts and "dreams" and all the years of sacrifice. This is such an old, old story of Hollywood. Weinstein is not alone, and never mind the past, there are plenty of these guys still around. (note: I have a few relatives in the business)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Beancounter, 10/10/2017 7:38:10 AM     (No. 11411611)

I’ve never seen a single thing she has done as an actress, but I see stories about her in the news almost every week. I don’t know what that means.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/10/2017 8:07:39 AM     (No. 11411658)

Only NYT will give this LIAR the time of day and only liberals will read her gobbledegook

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jar, 10/10/2017 8:19:05 AM     (No. 11411674)

What does Lena Dunham expect of men who were not the object of Weinstein´s lust, but only heard about it second hand from the grape vine? Women, on the other hand, have either been hustled by Weinstein himself or a reasonable facsimile, which in Hollywood are legion. Women know first hand, men only hear the tail end (no pun meant) of the gossip.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/10/2017 9:05:57 AM     (No. 11411735)

Stereotyping is bad, kids.

Except when leftists stereotype.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/10/2017 9:26:26 AM     (No. 11411759)

I almost managed to give the NYT a click, but then I saw it was authored by Dunham.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peebster, 10/10/2017 10:15:35 AM     (No. 11411832)

She made her calculation and is not sorry for it. This statement makes the whole article pointless. This woman is an idiot.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/10/2017 11:55:33 AM     (No. 11411957)

I don´t like this woman, but she is right about this. then she says she didn´t want to appear with him because he was so awful, but decided she could do it for Hillary´s sake. In other words, she blames other woman for putting up with it for their own reasons, and then put up with it for Hillary´s sake. that´s why this works, folks.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: thewordsmith, 10/10/2017 12:27:36 PM     (No. 11412006)

One thing this mediocre piece of writing makes perfectly clear:

This woman´s fame (infamy?) FAR outstrips her talent.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: winnie1, 10/10/2017 12:31:05 PM     (No. 11412007)

Lena the way you romped around nude on the set of Girls would give the impression you were easy to hit on. Is that a good message to send out to men like Harvey Weinstein? I do doubt Harvey would hit on you, I’m just saying. You also mock men are wary of losing “Good Graces” with Harvey if they came forward. Well how come this doesn’t apply to your idol Hillary who has not come forward, does she fear losing “Good Graces” from Harvey, or could it be his campaign donation money? Could it be Hillary does not want to return the campaign money. If so then her wonderful slogan she used as running for President “I’m With Her” just imploded.

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