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Kevin Spacey is a predator, and using his sexuality to deflect from his attempt to abuse a minor is disgusting.  Also, one of my closest friends (who is male) was sexually harassed by Kevin Spacey in the last 5 years.  So this was completely unsurprising and I highly expect this is just the tip of the iceberg. 

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1 minute ago, skinsmarydu said:

Well, I'm floored.  Not by Spacey being gay, I kinda had that figured out... but that he's an asshole/predator.  He's such a fabulous actor, I thought he had some class.

 

Cosby was a fabulous comedian.

 

Weinstein was a fabulous producer.  

 

Class doesn't really matter. 

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48 minutes ago, skinsmarydu said:

Well, I'm floored.  Not by Spacey being gay, I kinda had that figured out... but that he's an asshole/predator.  He's such a fabulous actor, I thought he had some class.

this is another one of hte open secrets.

 

Along with Spacey being gay.

2 hours ago, justice98 said:

I'm a little fuzzy on why Spacey felt an accusation of pedophilic behavior was the impetus to admit he was gay.

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1 hour ago, twa said:

 

Use it as a shield.

 

I dont know how that helps.  It just makes a bad situation worse.  Doesnt protect him from the first thing and now he has 2 things to explain instead of one.  Because now he looks bad suggesting being gay has anything to do with anything.

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Just now, justice98 said:

 

I dont know how that helps.  It just makes a bad situation worse.  Doesnt protect him from the first thing and now he has 2 things to explain instead of one.  Because now he looks bad suggesting being gay has anything to do with anything.

 

a tortured soul that is a member of of a persecuted minority is a common tactic.

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8 hours ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

 

I read they already had started filming it 2 weeks ago.  

 

Yeah, I read that the next season was already planned to be the last.  Good thing, because it was starting to become stale.

 

That said, Netflix owes a lot of it’s success to House of Cards.

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3 hours ago, Springfield said:

 

Yeah, I read that the next season was already planned to be the last.  Good thing, because it was starting to become stale.

 

That said, Netflix owes a lot of it’s success to House of Cards.

 

It's their first original series and most popular.  Plus they have been focusing on putting the majority of their budget in their own original programming and since filming has started and things have been paid for, probably no way they are going to take that kind of hit financially in pulling it now.  Before season 5 came out it was costing $60 million per season at 4.5 mil per episode.  

 

 

They could fire him completely and either replace him with another actor or kill his character off real fast and tweak the script.  But again, 60 million dollars per season, I doubt they put more money into getting a replacement or in writing to change the initial outcome of the final season.  My guess is this now known scumbag will get to complete his last project and fade off.

 

I doubt anything happens to him legally either.  Unless it turns out like Cosby and a plethora of former victims start coming out and speaking up.  Surly his career is over right?  I mean, no company in their right mind would take the risk/gamble of working with someone that has been accused of sexual assault on a minor would they?

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On 10/9/2017 at 9:38 AM, LadySkinsFan said:

It's deeper than parties. 

 

From a woman's point of view, it's patriarchy pure and simple.

 

Men control the world. Females and children in this system exist to serve males. We are to be used and abused for sex, our labor is to be used without equal compensation, our services to raise children and keep the home for a male are expected. In fact, females to this day are raised to be subservient to males. 

 

That's all males regardless of political party, race, religion or socio-economic status. This is patriarchy.

 

Females the world over are working hard to change this system, and we succeed in little pockets. But it's not enough.

 

It's why sexual harassment, rape, porn, sex trafficking exist. To serve males needs. It's not to serve females' needs for sure. 

 

It's why females are paid less for the same work, with all the attendant "reasons" why, which are just justifications why companies want to pay females less, to increase their profits.

 

It's why women do what's called housework, while men "help", or women raise children while men "babysit".

 

And on it goes.

 

As an example, look at some of the language used right here in the various Redskins fora. I could comment all day long on the language here that debases females.

I'm late to this thread but I've started browsing and saw this post. 

 

Don't be fooled, folks - this is still a deeply patriarchal society with a woefully unbalanced power structure which favors wealthy men (especially straight men of European descent). Don't let alt-right and "anti-SJW" goons tell you otherwise - this is a problem not to be taken lightly. I don't know what the male-to-female ratio is on this board but I encourage everyone (especially cis-men) around these parts to do something we haven't been doing much of: listening to survivors of sexual violence. This is happening to about one in three women around the globe as well as about one in six men. The actual rate is probably much higher than this.

 

Most of the women in my life are survivors - though some of them have been reluctant to admit that what happened to them was wrong 

"Oh, my boss just make a pass at me. It's not that big a deal."

"He just groped me a little bit - he was just drunk."

"Yeah, I mean, he grabbed my ass but it was a different time." 

"He was young - he didn't completely understand that kissing me like that wasn't okay. Hormones, you know?"

 

What's even more incredible is witnessing survivors talk about their trauma among themselves - swapping stories and laughing about things that, as an outsider, made me sick to my stomach and furious. I mean it ****ed them up and they're still dealing with some serious trauma (they probably always will) but they're still pushing forward despite it all - despite the events themselves (and yeah, these usually come in bunches) and the backlash they received because of it - from cops, from friends, from family, from schools, from churches, from everyone it seems. 

 

And you can bet I've contributed to this atmosphere which makes women feel unsafe. I was one of those "nice guys" who communicated in a manipulative way when I was a teenager and through my early-to-mid 20s. I'm not that far removed from having some pretty awful thoughts about people on the other end of the gender spectrum on a regular basis, despite knowing it was wrong and putting up a fight (albeit a weak one). It wasn't until the UC Santa Barbara shootings in 2014 that I finally saw the light about male privilege and the impact patriarchy has on everyone - myself (and other men) included. Watching Elliot Rodger's video sent ice water down my veins because I had said and thought some of the things he said verbatim. 

 

That could have been me. I could have killed those people - and all because I thought I was owed intimacy because I was a "nice guy." 

 

I've been doing a lot of thinking and reconsidering over the years about a lot of things (politics, religion, sexuality, gender identity, obligations to myself, my loved ones, and society and I've even been thinking a lot this football team that I've loved my whole life - though I won't go into that right now because I don't want to derail the thread). The person I was when I joined this forum seems like someone else entirely but I still recognize him and I don't like a lot of things about him. His words, even if he usually kept them to himself, contributed to this atmosphere. It contributed to those ghastly statistics I referenced above. And all I'm left asking is 

 

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11 minutes ago, Springfield said:

I mean, MJ still got work after the allegations.

 

Who knows.

 

Anybody else, it would have been career suicide. To this day, he's still popular.

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