I want more.
More names. More accusers. More tales of disgusting moral depravity committed weeks, months, years, decades ago. All of it, I want all of the rich and powerful men from Hollywood, the business world, media, all of them.
Let no one be left uncovered, let no woman or man who’s been abused, demeaned, raped, assaulted, made to feel incredibly uncomfortable and having no recourse to doing anything about it, have to stay in the shadows any longer.
It is obscene that so many of these men got away with this behavior for so long. No one should be able to get away with sexual assault, I don’t care if you’re a big-shot Hollywood director, or a lowly intern in the press office.
The last few months have finally, finally shone some light on the behavior of these men. It started with Harvey Weinstein, and his ridiculous defense of criminal, horrible, sexual behavior that he “came of age in the 1960s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.”
That led to Kevin Spacey, and his equally-pathetic defense after the public outing of his molestation of a 14-year-old actor as some sort of proof he’s now admitting, that he’s gay.
And the list just grows and grows. Louis CK, Brett Ratner, Jeremy Piven, Charlie Sheen, Mark Halperin, James Toback, Dustin Hoffman, and Steven Seagal. In all likelihood, there are hundreds and hundreds more, powerful men in suits who have gotten away with disgusting, criminal behavior for far too long.
Some people are sick of hearing about it already. Not me.
I say, I want to hear more and more of it. Not because I enjoy hearing of suffering, but because I want every single victim to speak out, and have the world know what their abuser has done.
So please, I don’t care if it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a TV or print interview, or anything else. Let’s get it all out in the open. Let every disgusting pig roast in the court of public opinion, and be forced to reckon with the pain and trauma they’ve caused.
The trickle has started. I want the flood of names. Keep them coming, brave women who are speaking out. Please, please keep them coming.
**Next up today, longtime readers know I love a good headline mistake, or double entendre, or misplaced or missing punctuation that would’ve helped. Two great examples of that recently, both made me laugh really hard.
First up, some students got some job experience recently. So first-hand experience. And so, a newspaper in Kansas called the Pratt Tribune wrote about it. And, well…
The hyphen! Would’ve been a pretty different headline if there was one there, no? But hey, someone has to give the students hand-job experience, they’re not going to learn how to do it on their own, are they?
Next, this was sent to me by my friend Andrew, who knew I’d laugh hard. From the Times Daily in Alabama, above a story about Roy Moore, who, inexplicably, is still a candidate for Senate in that state.
Who knew shellfish could be so controversial?
You know, those sex clams can really be divisive, let me tell you! They’ve divided many parties I’ve been to, half the people eating them and thinking they’re delicious, the other half thinks they’re way too horny to eat. It’s a real problem.
**Finally today, it’s taken way, way longer than I expected, but yeah we can pretty much call the New York Jets done for the 2017 season. They did way better than anyone expected the first nine weeks, and I laughingly convinced myself that if they beat the 2-6 Tampa Bay Bucs Sunday, a team playing without its two best offensive players, the Jets would actually be a playoff contender.
But, you know, they stink. Josh McCown is what he is, a nice, decent quarterback. He’s got almost no weapons around him, his offensive line stinks, and the defense just can’t stop committing stupid penalties. So the Jets are 4-6, which is three or four games better than I expected, and now they play out the string. Hey, it was a nice little two month surprise.
Other NFL thoughts…
— Things I cannot understand/comprehend in the NFL right now: The Jacksonville Jaguars are 6-3. The New Orleans Saints are 7-2 after thumping Buffalo, 47-10, IN BUFFALO (Hey, I thought the Bills were finally good?) The Tennessee Titans are 6-3 as well. This has been a weird, weird year.
— Very cool to see Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, who has missed two years of football with a severe knee injury, tearing up at the national anthem as he dressed for his first game since 2015.
— Tom Savage started at QB for an NFL team Sunday. And Colin Kaepernick, who led a team to the Super Bowl, sits at home.