A Gross Guy Did A Bad Thing Last Night And Many Awesome Men Did Something About It
Liz Bugarin stashed this in -isms
Stashed in: Rape
"There has been a lot of talk about what is known as "Rape Culture" these days which, by the way, is a thing. I don't want to take up too much time explaining it because many phenomenal pieces exist at your fingertips. (Google!) I've seen many men get sensitive over the idea that women rarely feel safe, you know, anywhere. "But I'M not going to rape you! Why do you assume I'm that guy?" Here's the thing: Most men aren't. In fact, most men are amazing! What happened last night with that one creepy guy happens all the time, and when men and women stand up against it, it's wonderful. Guys, there are so many good ones of you. Last night was a perfect example. Sure, there are a few bad ones but they don't need to give men a bad name. What gives men a bad name is when the nice ones, for some strange and inexplicable reason, don't want to get involved and say things like "Rape Culture isn't real because I'm nice." No, it is, and you ARE nice! And women know that.
So, thanks again for the wonderful men and women at the audition who knew EXACTLY what to do, and why. Gross people may do bad things, which is why it's important for us awesome people to recognize the reality of this, and do something about it.
Wow, that guy that did a bad thing sounds awful:
I'd like to report that he listened to me respectfully and left. But I'm sure you all know that the exact opposite happened. He got very gruff with me, put-off that I simply stated a boundary. He got up close to me, sneered, then sat down on the couch, legs spread, arms out. "Well, what if I were to tell YOU that I'm an AGENT and I have an AUDITION opportunity for her?"
Oh. Hell. No.
I think the biggest issue is that one in a hundred guys who are creepy-rapey don't really have anything else to do, so they're pretty much everywhere, or at least seem to be...
I guess that not all the creepy-rapey ones can be put into jail because there's not enough jail space?
Nicki Minaj was already plenty creepy before this video!