Monday, June 14, 2010

Patriarchy, Thy Name is ...Everybody

Including women who should know better.

So, get this. A woman celeb gets filmed through hotel peepholes by a stalker and another woman celeb in the same industry says she asked for it by cultivating a certain fan base. That is such patriarchal bullshit my head would explode except for the fact that I've heard it so many times before.

Here's how consent works, people. If you shut your hotel door, you have an expectation of privacy in your room - it's your room, you paid for it, and you don't have to explicitly tell some possible frat-boy fan-base wanna-peep-tom that he doesn't have permission to film you through the goddamn peephole. The door, being shut, kinda covered that already. If she'd wanted an audience while changing clothes in her hotel room, she would have done it out in the goddamn hall, not behind a closed door.

Having a job that requires you to be attractive as you broadcast sports news does not change that.

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