And the award goes to …

… me, for having the intestinal fortitude to not only watch the award shows, but to stick with ’em from start to finish. Yay me. My God they are boring. And long.

Every year I say “that’s it, no more, I am not going to watch next year.” And next year comes around and there I am, tuned in yet again.

This year I really wasn’t going to watch, but did out of curiosity — not to see who would win, but to see how they’d handle all the sexual harassment charges in the industry.

At first when I saw all the women (and a lot of men) Continue reading

Advertisements

In the WTF category …

Donna Brazile who, most recently, was the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee, revealed last week that Hillary Clinton had the DNC in her pocket and Bernie Sanders never had a chance.

Interesting coming from a woman who, herself, was the subject of a scandal concerning the 2016 presidential election: She twice sent emails to the Clinton campaign  Continue reading

Why’s it taken so long?

Harvey Weinstein (no relation btw) has been sexually harassing and abusing women for nearly 30 years. And getting away with it. Because while apparently “everyone” knew about it, “mum” was the word.

By “everyone,” incidentally, I don’t mean the women. I mean, the industry folks. His partners and associates, board members, employees, crew members, actors, agents, press, peers and competitors. Everyone.

They all knew. And now, all of a sudden, 30 years later they’re crawling out of the woodwork. So where’ve they been all these many years, all these upstanding members of the film-making community who are now so outraged?

I’ll tell you where they were. Turning the other cheek. Turning a blind Continue reading

Day 267. As Promised

Where were you in October of 1991?  More specifically, on October 11, 1991?  Do you remember?  Really, it’s a day no female, regardless of age, religion or race anitashould ever forget.  Or, for that matter, any man.

On October 11, 1991 Anita Hill was called to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee.

But before I tell you why, for those who don’t know, some background.  On July 1, 1991, President George H.W. Bush (father) nominated Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court of the United States.

He would be replacing Thurgood Marshall, who was retiring.  His (Thomas’s) was a contentious nomination Continue reading