On Sunday, show-business women will wear black onto the Golden Globes red carpet in a display of post-Harvey-Weinstein solidarity.
Good for them, and skip the snark about superficial celebrity causes. If ever a cohort had a point about their working conditions, it’s the exploited, objectified and occasionally assaulted women of California’s signature cultural export.
At the end of last month, The Los Angeles Times had counted nearly 100 powerful men who had been accused of sexual harassment since The New York Times and The New Yorker broke the Weinstein story, more than half of them in arts and entertainment. The attitudes that come out of Hollywood get conveyed to the larger culture, so if the Golden Globes demonstration were only theatrics, there still would be progress just in reminding that women aren’t decorations.
Source: Sacrament Bee/The Editorial Board