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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Wed Nov 1, 2017, 05:45 PM

6. It's really worth reading the whole article.

In part, because the author is both so revelatory of the ambiguity of the experience (at the time) for her, and so reflective of the larger context it shaped for her and her experience of being a second-class human being- someone whose value is to some extent predicated on their sexual availability.

And in part, because the final footnote about Hoffman's response is going to presage so many, many other celebs of his generation as they are called on what was "normal and okay" back then. He may or may not think more deeply into it, and come to a more profound sense of the harm that he unwittingly did. But something like that is going to be heard, over and over and over again.

And the ability of girls and women to find a sense of validation and even pleasure in being objectified, to cooperate in their own objectification- needs to be understood by the assholes who think "but she acted like she liked it!" is a valid defense. Survival mechanisms are just that: survival mechanisms.

It's a messy time.


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