Last night in central London, that big fancy event known to us mere mortals, The Baftas, took place. All hell broke loose over social media, because a preggers woman who chose not to wear black, for the Times Up, movement rocked up to the event. That woman happens to be Kate Middleton.
First things first, feminism is all about choice. A woman should choose what to do, wear, say, or think how they feel. Royalists aren’t really allowed to get involved with politics, protests etc so perhaps that was the case. Perhaps not? And you know what, she’s allowed to do as she pleases.
Modern Feminism is pissing me off. You’re making us look like idiots. Deeds not words my friends.
I’m sick of the Times Up movement if I’m honest. Talented actors getting high off of an ego boost declaring their disgust towards sexual harassment. Don’t get me wrong so they should, but it’s hard to take them seriously when they’ve all worked along side rapists, misogynistic pricks, throughout their careers. No this isn’t victim blaming it’s the facts. Scarlet johansson, calling out an actor, (James Franco) for wearing a times up pin to an awards ceremony when she’s worked with Woody Allen?! Give me a break.
It upsets me, because the main focus of these movements is to rightfully erase sexual harassment in the workplace, to call it out and make an end to it, once and for all. But it’s all become a “look at me” “I’m the best feminist” competition. Recently on Twitter Lena Dunham wrote a tweet saying something along the lines of : “Women do not lie about rape” I do totally agree with this but weeks afterwards when someone accused her friend of rape, she then announced she was standing by him throughout the allegations. I’m bored of it Hollywood. There has been bickering amongst the women, who’ve organised and worked hard with Times Up, all over who’s just jumped onto band wagon last minute to claim the glory etc, it’s all playground nonsense.
The only person I really take seriously is Rose McGowan, yes admittedly she is not a likeable character. But I smell authenticity every time she speaks. Unlike the rest. She has removed herself from the Hollywood scene, to concentrate on being an activist. She has made it clear, how she feels about Times Up and Me Too, letting us all know that the people at the very top who are funding/supporting these movements are super corrupt.
How about boycotting these events? That’ll surely make a stir. The colour black does not really cut it if I’m honest. Victims deserve more.
So Times Up, here’s what’ll make me take you seriously…
Stop crying about pins
Stop attacking women for their choices on what to wear
Stop working with rapists, abusers, misogynistic bellends
Stop attacking each other on who’s put more work in on the movement
And the I might take you more seriously.
My heart and the fire in my belly, belongs to the brave women and men who’ve come forward with their heartbreaking stories, you are the soul of this movement not these egotistical A listers.
P.s Kate I thought you looked STUNNING last night. Green looks great on you.