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Constitutional Vanguard: About That Insane Moment at the Academy Awards — No, Not That One

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:29 am

Not the Chris Rock thing, but the thing where the Academy was incredibly blind to its history with Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski:

The Academy and the movie industry have a real sexual harassment problem. And then they do this?

You realize women can harass men, right? Well, apparently the writers of this absurd bit don’t. Presumably they would not have written a skit where a male director calls up several attractive women to the stage and says he will take them backstage, French-kiss them, and make a video of himself doing “freaky stuff” to them. To be followed by the same director moving his hands over the buttocks and near the crotch of two other attractive women. This would not be funny because it is too real — it sounds like any given Monday in Harvey Weinstein’s office — and yet it is thought to be a joke when a woman does it to a man.

Bonus Chris Rock joke:

Remember how Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked in her confirmation hearing: “What is a woman?” KBJ ought to have answered the question by saying, “a woman is someone who gets to make fun of Will Smith or his wife without getting slapped.”

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5 Responses to “Constitutional Vanguard: About That Insane Moment at the Academy Awards — No, Not That One”

  1. It is a Tenet of Woke Feminism that women are not to be judged for licentiousness. Not ever! Women are complex!

    nk (1d9030)

  2. One of the reasons I think “S.O.B.” is Blake Edward’s masterpiece is how well and truly it bites the Hollywood hand that feeds him. Not to mention the amazing self-referencing, from Julie Andrews playing an actress trying to break out of G-rated movies, to William Holden’s final role, where he explains (to Richard Mulligan):

    “Felix, for the last 40 years I’ve lived a life of dedicated debauchery. I’ve consumed enough booze to destroy a dozen healthy livers. I’ve filled my lungs with enough nicotine to poison the entire population of Orange County. I’ve engaged in sexual excesses that make Caligula look like a celibate monk. I have, in fact, conscientiously, day in and day out, for more years than you’ve been in this best of all possible worlds, tried to kill myself and I’ve never felt better in my life.”

    He died a few months later, having fallen down drunk, hit his head and bled out.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  3. For the life of me, I don’t see why the previous is in moderation.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  4. @1. This has a lot to do w/it: In 2012, the results of a study conducted by the Los Angeles Times were published describing the demographic breakdown of approximately 88% of AMPAS’ voting membership. Of the 5,100+ active voters confirmed, 94% were Caucasian, 77% were male, and 54% were found to be over the age of 60. 33% of voting members are former nominees (14%) and winners (19%).- source, wikiAMPAS. It’s such an oddly structured organization.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  5. Why?

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

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