Two Old Codgers

How the World strikes us

November 2019

It was a newspaper photograph that started me thinking. It was a group of women at some sort of red carpet affair. They were all wearing black to support the ‘Me Too’ movement for women who have been sexually harassed.
Me Too

The women who read this will have to forgive my ignorance but they may be able to explain some things I find puzzling. First all some basics. Why would a group such as this have skirts split almost to the waist, cleavage to the navel and red pouting lips? I suppose as celebrities they have to compete to be as beautiful and attractive as possible.

But that again raises a basic question - take the word ‘attractive’. I looked on the internet for a definition and found
‘Being attractive usually means you're beautiful enough to pull in the attention of others’. Am I wrong in thinking that for a woman it would mean being attractive to men? If I am right would not dressing as in the photograph attract men, good and bad?
Wolf whistle

I am sure women are flattered when men find them attractive. In the ‘old days’ some women were quite upset when builders
didn’t wolf whistle as they walked past a building site. It is all a matter of degree. To feel attractive is one
thing, to be verbally or physically harassed is another.

But back to our ‘Me Too’ photograph. They are representative of a special group women who, because of their dreams and desire to be a ‘Star’ are especially vulnerable to sexual predators. There you are dressed to the nines, as attractive as possible with a man who is in a position to advance your career, a man with the power to help fulfil your dreams. He makes sexual advances and tries to proposition you.
Woman swearing
In a more normal work environment you would give him an earful of language that would make his hair curl, kick him hard on the shins (or elsewhere) and let him know in no uncertain terms what to do with his job.

BUT it’s not so straightforward in the TV or Film producers office. He is able to stop your route to stardom in its tracks. What’s more he can spread the message amongst the other sleaze bags. I would love to know what you think?
S Market

Should you stick to your principles and go back to filling shelves at the supermarket or grit your teeth, think of England and hope you will achieve fame, fortune and become a star.

Anyway, your day for revenge will come. Lawyers don’t just chase ambulances, they search the internet and news channels like predatory sharks looking for tasty morsels like you. Then you will have him!

There will be money in it and you can bet your neck the lawyer will get much more than you!


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