Roseanne Barr Upset She Never Had a #MeToo Moment
Cristal M Clark
Roseanne Barr is apparently upset that she has never had a #MeToo moment to add to the long list of things that upset her. In all fairness here however, she has brought up some valid points. During a Sunday evening interview on the Candace Owens Show Roseanne took to the air to spell out her grievance’s with the whole #MeToo movement and the reason women went to hotel rooms with men, “Well, it’s because they’re hos, like if you don’t run out of the room and go, ‘Excuse me you don’t do that to me,’ and leave, but you stayed around because you’re like, ‘Well I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job,’ well, you aren’t nothing but a ho.”
Adding further insult to injury, she actually blamed women who came forward with accusations against men after hotel room encounters for “pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favors for money.”
According to dear old Roseanne she doesn’t much care for California senator Kamala Harris, Roseanne even nicknamed her “Kama Sutra Harris” and took it a huge step further by suggesting that Kamala’s former relationship with San Francisco mayor Willie Brown is related to Kamala’s career trajectory. “We all know what she did, she slept her way to the bottom.” Roseanne really did not hold back at all here.
Most of what Roseanne had to say was fair however, if some of the women who were part of #MeToo were with someone like, let’s say Bill Cosby for instance, they did not have much of a choice in the matter. But to play the part of devils advocate here, Roseanne is not entirely wrong about what she had to say, she actually hit the nail on the head. In some cases, the women knew what was going on and the reality is that they did trade sexual favors for parts, roles and money but to be clear that does not speak of every woman that has experienced something similar and it does not make what the men did right.
Not all men, but some have long and rich histories of a blatant sexual predatory behaviors towards women and they know how to use that behavior for sexual gratification and gains, they are manipulative, they know just how to hold an income or job over one’s head.
Then again, when it comes to Hollywood it was never a secret that if a woman wanted a writing gig, role or part in a movie, the best way to get it was to trade sex for it and men have long since exploited that.
the reality here is that we can all sit around and play the blame game and point fingers or we can work together to fix the behaviors and maybe stop sexually exploiting women for personal gain, and we women can stop allowing for that to happen ourselves even at the risk of losing a part, job or role. If you say no and lose something over it, you stand to gain more in a court of law.
Cristal M Clark