Ok! Fear not! I’m not about to defend HARVEY WEINSTEIN. To me, he looks like the type of guy who would commit the indiscretions of which he stands accused. I realize that’s probably a judgmental/prejudicial statement. But sue me…it’s just a feeling I get.
Anyway…here’s the other side to which I refer. Old Harve didn’t sexually harass every woman with whom he came in contact. Like MERYL STREEP for one. She’s been outspoken in her condemnation of the mogul but stated for the record that meetings with him could be contentious. But he never made any inappropriate sexual advances toward her.
Ms. Streep has to realize that never happened simply because Harve didn’t find her physically attractive. Hmm! That can’t be fun. Personally, I’ve felt that kind of judgment. Ya know…like when you go to a bar with a friend and it’s clear that some cute girl is interested in him and not you!
Or the time I visited a casita in Queens with my then boss at Action magazine. A giant-breasted South American flatbacker decided she’d do a little table-turning on the Action duo (us) and pointed at the boss: “I’ll take him!” I wanted to say “Fuck you, whore! Keep your goddamned opinions to yourself!” But I realized that several times each day, she was subjected to the same treatment. And 36DD’s notwithstanding, the woman felt the sting of rejection – and was showing in no uncertain terms it wasn’t to her liking.
Often, when women complain to me about the problem of men cat-calling them in the street, I’ll ask “Would you prefer the alternative? That you were not an attractive female and nobody had something stupid to say?”
Being physically attractive does have its downside. But I daresay it pales in the face of the alternative. Ms. Streep is certainly not unattractive. But obviously, she wasn’t young enough for old Harve. Apparently, he had some sort of standards. And she didn’t meet his.
Enough! I haven’t really made much of a point here. I just found it interesting that someone as talented and appealing in so many ways as is Ms. Streep wasn’t worthy of Mr. Weinstein’s indiscrete advances. Kind of shows ya what a shallow asshole he is. That excuse about being a product of the 60’s is such horse shit. He’s a douchebag who used his position of power to try to score some pussy he never could have accessed otherwise. And now at long last, he’s paying the price. Deservedly so.