Someone Please Put Mrs. Potts Back In The Cupboard
Y'all...I AM SO TIRED OF OLD WHITE WOMEN.
Why y'all even talking? Who asked you for your opinion on anything? Do you know it's okay to shut up? Really, it is. I know y'all marched and took off your bras for freedom or whatever, but like you also have the freedom to shut the fuck up.
In an interview with The Telegraph, actress Angela Lansbury, decided to give her two cents on the sexual harassment epidemic happening in Hollywood.
Madame Potts, I know you're like 309 but being old is not an excuse for being a shithead. My also white grandmother is in her 90s and doesn't think stupid shit like this. Beyond the fact that you are blaming women for being raped, what you're claiming is factually INCORRECT.
"There are two sides to this coin"
No there isn't. There's one, sexual harassment/rape. That's the only side. The harassers and rapists don't get a side. If you're a rapist I do not care what you have to say about why you did it, it doesn't matter because rape is a disgusting violent, criminal act. It has been proven that rape is not about sexual attraction. The Rape Crisis England & Wales already dragged your ass for this stupid comment stating "It is a deeply unhelpful myth that rape and other forms of sexual violence are caused or ‘provoked’ by women’s sexuality or ‘attractiveness". Because DUH girl, you clearly are still able to think, read and speak so, I don't know why you're acting like you incapable of learning this.
"We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive - We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that. Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped, "
First, off you're saying women are harassed because they are pretty? Also implying that no "ugly" woman has been harassed. Furthermore stating that it is OUR fault we are harassed. So if we all covered ourselves in mud and looked ugly, we wouldn't be bothered? Ok, well let me tell you something, Angelea. I am most certainly not attractive according to societies standards. I'm short, fat, dark skin with kinky hair. I have walked outside with conditioner in my hair. a CVS bag on my head, paint-stained clothes and STILL been sexually harassed by men asking to fuck me behind a dumpster. I can't even open my window without some man on the street below yelling something about my tiddies. So everything in your statement is utter bullshit. Men who harass women do not give a shit if they look attractive. It's about power. Lansbury then goes on to say it's not the victim's fault when in the very last sentence you said women need to take some of the blame.
Are we to blame for straight men being attracted to us? How the fuck are we supposed to avoid that? Please tell us, Mrs. Potts. To round up the interview, she goes on to say that she never experienced harassment in her career. Which one, I do not believe that at all. If it is true, congrats to you sis, but shouldn't that make you even less qualified to speak on this topic? If you've never been sexually harassed, why are you giving your shitty thoughts on what being harassed is like or caused by?
I'm so tired of these white women coming forward with the backward ass white feminism talking about "well I have never experienced this, so it doesn't happen". Okay, girl, well I've never been murdered but people still get murdered. I am also really tired of people letting old folks slide on their prejudice and stupid comments because "they're old". So? You're still alive on this earth and you either need to catch up or shut up. Y'all do this with your racist grandparents and which women like this. "they're a product of their environment". No, they're not. They did not lose the ability to learn and grow like the rest of us. Furthermore, in this case, rape, assault and beauty standards existed 100 years ago, so what are y'all even talking about? Like this woman, herself wasn't glammed up to look beautiful all the damn time. This isn't new.
I know this y'all fav because she played in some white movies and did some musicals, but it's time for someone to come collect Mrs. Potts and put her back in the cupboard. We don't want her no more. Julie Andrews can be my singing white lady.
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