How the F#@k Would You Know, Matt Damon?

[Content Note: Rape culture.]

Now all the Good MenTM whose careers were made by Harvey Weinstein are giving dissertations on how great it was that all his victims spoke up, which makes me want to cover the planet in barf, because women are always, always talking about sexual assault, and men endeavor mightily not to hear us until they are shamed into doing so.

So the last thing I want to hear from any of these guys is their congratulations on women's bravery. The only thing I want to hear is: I'm sorry I wasn't listening until now.

George Clooney and Matt Damon are being particularly insufferable, especially because they won't shut up.

Here is them still not shutting up even more, if you care to read any more of their pandering nonsense. I'm only going to highlight one bit, because it is doing my head in.
As for what he hopes to do to be a part of the "major change," Damon quips, "I've been in the business for 20 years. I know a lot of great men in this business and men who don't use their power in that way. I like to feel that I've always done that and that women have always felt safe in the environments I've worked in and the men that I've worked with, the George Clooneys and the Steven Soderberghs [where] the workplace is sacred and valued and equal and fair."

Adding, "Everybody's got a new awareness about it now."
Matt Damon just came off a week of trying to convince us that he wasn't aware of the extent of Harvey Weinstein's abuse, but he's totally certain that the (other) "great men" he knows "don't use their power in that way."

He can't have it both ways.

He can't tell us he was clueless about Weinstein's abuses, and simultaneously reassure us that other men he knows aren't leveraging their power to abuse women.

That he doesn't see the inherent conflict there is indisputable proof that he's learned absolutely nothing.

(And even then only if he really had something to learn, as opposed to being a conscious colluder who plays this game as expertly as the predator he's acted to protect.)

"Everybody's got a new awareness" my fat fucking ass.

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