In this current state of show-and-tell reveal of sexual violations in Hollywood, government, and any other avenue of live that men (and women) are behaving badly let’s not confuse and generalize on what is and is not real harassment, abuse, and violation. The above classic photograph was from a different era in a completely different country and culture as my Facebook friend, restaurant owner Jeffrey Varasano explains…
This famous photo from 1951 Italy has been removed from a restaurant after 2 dozen recent complaints.
It really is time for people to wake up to the destructive force that is the left. Since they are moral relativists, they can change their positions from day to day. One day it’s all about sexual liberation the next day it’s all about squashing harassment. Today dating a 17 year old is pedophilia tomorrow pedophilia is a normal sexual orientation.
The left are natural hysterics. Whether it’s global warming, the population bomb, salt and cholesterol, cries of the phobia du jour, Russia Russia Russia, it’s endless. Because they are natural revolutionaries they are never satisfied, they are never grateful. They demand change but when they get it, it’s never enough because inside they are unhappy, so the next day they demand the opposite, of course with equal sanctimony…
That’s fair. But no one is advocating a return to that behavior. If I had a picture of gladiators, I’m not advocating snuff theater or commenting on the cruelty and suffering of the era.
It’s culture. It’s kitch. It’s an homage to a bygone age. I had a speakeasy and we decorated it with pictures of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Dillinger, etc. Should the next bank robbery have us remove images of Bonnie & Clyde.
This is a lot like the Statue issue. It’s Hysteria brought on by a relativists ideology that has no coherent center and can this morph and lash out at anything.
Another mutual Facebook friend, Christopher Buckley, replied:
Just gotta love it that the photographer was a woman and that they are offended by the championing of one woman celebrating another woman’s dignity and courage in the face of an oppressive culture!! LMAO!!!
More on the above photograph:
An American Girl In Italy: On the 60th anniversary of Ruth Orkin’s iconic photo, its Toronto subject, now 84, reflects
An Image of Innocence Abroad: Neither photographer Ruth Orkin nor her subject Jinx Allen realized the stir the collaboration would make
Craig wants this to be perfectly clear: In 1951, she and Orkin were both staying at a dollar-a-day hotel in Florence. In Europe, “budget hotel” is another way of saying “shared bathroom,” and their forced interaction morphed into a fast friendship.
Craig, fresh out of undergraduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, was on a six-month European tour. Orkin was already shooting for such magazines as Look and LIFE, and was working on a travel project.
She asked Craig to hit the streets of Florence with her, and Orkin would trail along with her camera. Walking through the Piazza Della Republicca, Craig encountered the men. Orkin turned and abruptly ordered her to stop. She snapped the shutter, then asked Craig to hop up on the curb and step down one more time, to the men’s amusement. In that second step, “American Girl in Italy” was made.
“This was not something Ruth had envisioned for a week, and hired 15 young men,” Craig says.
When I suggest she looks worried, she just smiles.
“That’s because you’re a man,” she says coyly. “Italian men are very appreciative, and it’s nice to be appreciated. I wasn’t the least bit offended.”
Legendary porn slob— star, Ron Jeremy, is now getting unwanted attention…
Multiple women accuse Ron Jeremy of sexual assault
Yeah, let that sink in.
I saw “Boogie Nights”, the ‘documentary’ on the porn industry, and the mentality of those in it (*snark*). Anyhow, we have fun with the irony of situations with characters such as Ron Jeremy, a porn king, getting accused of improper sexual conduct with women. I mean, male porn star at a party or whatever and there’s drinking and drugs and flirtations and blah-blah and the guy takes it too far and the female realizes she’s just not willing to take it to the next level but shitheads prevail, etc-etc-etc. But we do know that there’s a difference between invited/ wanted/ consensual and uninvited. And as we saw in the middle of the 20th century, via women’s rights, we were told how a woman dressed/ acted or had her curtains open while undressing or walking down a street naked or even if she was a sexually active “slut” or a prostitute we were not supposed to factor that into whether or not a man assaulting or raping her was excusable because he’d defend himself with ‘she was just asking for it’ or ‘what did she expect would happen to her’.
However, as we are seeing with extremely selective liberal outrage as these endless sexual accusations from all avenues flash-flood our media some creeps and lechers are more equal than others (See: Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton).
There have been those liberals that are not only excusing Franken’s assault on Leeann Tweeden, but assbackward blaming her for it. And these examples are … women…
The most ‘BATS$%T’ defense of Al Franken and Dem sex predators you’ll see today
Oh, that’s just the proverbial tip-of-the-iceberg, as they say, to her line of warped and politically charged defense of not holding democrats accountable.
You have to follow Kate Harding’s tweet thread where she blindingly and insanely justifies supporting democrats who have acted like sexual monsters so that democrats gain and remain in power over republicans. Here is her Twitter bio tag:
Verified account @KateHarding
Co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, & co-host of Feminasty podcast. Author of Asking for It. Grumpy, fat, old.
Charming, huh? Hear her roar.
By the way, for the record, democrats rarely, if ever, resign or are punished for such matters, as opposed to republican shit-heels who ALWAYS slink away into obscurity. Were that the case Bob Menendez, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, etc. would have been strongly and stridently dealt with by “feminists”, real and honest feminists. However, liberal feminists are nothing more than groupies who would swallow/ spread/ bend over for any democrat politician that would preserve their right to abortion.
And MSNBC’s desk anchor, Joy Reed, proves some weak-tea apologies from sexually deviant lechers is more equal than others, especially if the lech is a democrat politician…
Ace: Media Actually Rushing to Al Franken’s Defense
Oh, well, then never mind, huh? I mean, of all his salacious sloppy sexcapades Ted “The Lion of the Senate” Kennedy only killed one woman (that we know of). Right? The rest got away breathing, no water in the lungs. And I’ll bet his staffers had nice things to say about old Teddy too. After all is said and done, he got to keep his Senate seat. Why not Al “assclown tongue-jamming” Franken? And why is Judge Roy Moore disqualified to sit in the Senate with Al Franken? There’s photographic evidence against Franken (and Kennedy, for that matter), yet, no photos of evidence against Moore in his allegations.
Another example of Hillary-like liberal feminists (yet, another MSNBC fem-hack) who are “gropesplainers” defending Franken by demeaning and ridiculing his victim. .
Sasha Stone claims Franken didn’t grope Tweeden, STORMS OFF Twitter when called out
For example, this asshole thinks what Al Franken did to a costar of a USO show was okay because his victim was a Playboy and bikini model, or somesuch bullshit. In other words, he’s nothing more than one of those cheering slobs in the movie “The Accused” who didn’t assault/rape the victim but had fun excusing the other guys for doing it…
Dbag effect: Angry meteorologist attacks Leeann Tweeden, says she was on tour ‘so she could be groped’
ALL of them setting back half a century female victims’ rights, a once liberal cause. Nicely played, liberal hacks.
The reality: Tweeden was dead asleep when Franken did this interactive photobomb on her (doubtful she had on a bikini under the Kevlar flack vest that would, as the above jerk points out, justify Franken’s actions). Makes you wonder, in this age of ‘date rape drugs’, huh?
And now seems a perfect opportunity for the liberals to attack an honorable man and his reasonable practice of never meeting with females without his wife by his side:
Maybe All of Congress (and Hollywood) Needs to Adopt the “Pence Rule”
“If Al Franken stays in the Senate, the odds of Roy Moore getting elected go way up.”
Al Franken championed a Minnesota rape survivor’s bill. Now she wants a new sponsor.
Liberals retroactively turn on Bill Clinton amid wide reckoning on the sexual misconduct of powerful men
Clinton attack dog lashes out at Gillibrand for criticism of Bill
There’s good reason to scrutinize claims like the Roy Moore mall story. It’s certainly not to protect a pedophile.
Gloria Allred: ‘I Haven’t Asked’ Beverly Young Nelson If She Saw Roy Moore Sign Her Yearbook
Ace: Washington Post Offers Totally Unexpected and Novel Hot Take: Al Franken’s Sins are Just One Man’s Failings, But Republican Sins Are Borne By Each and Every Member of the Party
CBS News: 44 Seconds On Trump Drinking Water, 0 On Menendez
Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life
McConnell, Schumer Unite on Ethics Probe as Franken Apologizes for Sexual Assault
Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over
Kennedy, Clinton, and Weinstein: A Convenient Reckoning
The faces of lib-fems’ heroes…