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Kate Beckinsale Says Men Are The Problem

I mostly don’t see things like this but it was sent to me with some mirth and while,yes,it can be funny to read untrue things about yourself ,I’ve been aware for years,,(with this newspaper but by no means confined to it),of how the glee in shaming women , often with lies like this,is so much darker and further reaching than enjoying a little schadenfreude that some model looks rough without makeup.The tactic to create cultural shame for things that are truly beyond our control,for example GAINING WEIGHT WHEN PREGNANT,HAVING SHORT LEGS OR BIG ANKLES,OR LOWER BOOBS THAN A BARBIE,AGEING,HAVING BIG EARS/LONG TOES,,BEING MENOPAUSAL,is an archaic but pretty clever trick. It’s mostly hitting females when they are objectively at their most powerful,creating life,growing into themselves emotionally and intellectually, and the knee jerk rush to bully her body in pregnancy and afterwards,her age, her cellulite, hacking a phone for private photos and mocking her vagina,trickles down from the one shamed woman and leaks into our whole culture,becomes a source of shame to be avoided by all women,all of us participating in this flight from shame ABOUT the stuff that makes women women.Let’s resist being distracted and tormented by what our bodies are naturally doing and free that energy for joy and to effect change.It’s not going to stop tomorrow.A whole raft of women will be picked apart for a million things tomorrow.I urge us all,as females,to see it for what it is.Fear of YOU.Fear of the magical mystery shit a woman can do with her magical body.Fear of what she can withhold or bestow.It’s the same impulse to reduce the power of a pretty girl who wouldn’t date you in school by becoming a big boss and getting your penis out at a meeting it made you feel powerful to set,knowing what you were going to do.It’s fear.Don’t let it in.Let’s see it as fear and try to mend it together,rationally and peacefully.I’m not manbashing.I’m not even newspaper bashing.I just want to get to where this nonsense feels as archaic as smoking on planes-we put up with it,it harmed us,and we don’t miss it .I turned eleven years older over Thanksgiving. You should listen to me.I’m a straight up wizard.

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Are people putting weapons to the necks of women and threatening them to conform to societal standards? Thanks to idiots on the internet searching for the next thing to be outraged over having an opinion is becoming endangered and will pretty soon be illegal. Kate Beckinsale has nominated herself as crusader of correcting men’s opinions when it comes to women. Let’s just ignore the male project manager with a bad case of dad bod like he isn’t also suffering from shame. There’s no surprise that Beckinsale believes this is a female only issue. Women make everything about them. Kate’s entire rant about men started over an article at Daily Mail getting her age incorrect and adding 11 years. Big deal. But instead of being an adult and just simply asking for them to correct the error she attacked men. 

Kate Beckinsale is done with the “archaic” culture of body shaming women.

The actress posted an impassioned speech on Instagram after seeing an article in the Daily Mail that said she was 11 years older than her actual age of 44.

“While, yes, it can be funny to read untrue things about yourself, I’ve been aware for years (with this newspaper but by no means confined to it) of how the glee in shaming women, often with lies like this, is so much darker and further reaching than enjoying a little schadenfreude,” Beckinsale writes.

“The tactic to create cultural shame for things that are truly beyond our control, for example: GAINING WEIGHT WHEN PREGNANT, HAVING SHORT LEGS OR BIG ANKLES, OR LOWER BOOBS THAN A BARBIE, AGEING, HAVING BIG EARS/LONG TOES, BEING MENOPAUSAL, is an archaic but pretty clever trick.”

Beckinsale, who recently accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, says the body shaming culture is especially evident in Hollywood, from the obsession with pregnancy and post-baby bodies, to the nude photo hacking in 2014.

“It’s mostly hitting females when they are objectively at their most powerful,” she says. “[When they’re] creating life, growing into themselves emotionally and intellectually, and the knee jerk rush to bully her body in pregnancy and afterwards, her age, her cellulite, hacking a phone for private photos and mocking her vagina, trickles down from the one shamed woman and leaks into our whole culture.”

This is obviously her menopause talking. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m personally willing to give her a pass for her transgressions against men. She’s on her way to being the hottest grandmother ever when Lily Mo pops one out. It’ll be nothing short of revolutionary when it happens and that fact alone is enough to forgive her. But in the meantime please stop publishing books on Instagram posts. Being an attractive female celebrity will draw attention no matter what. And with so many people sharing this planet with you, someone might make a comment about your boob. #NotAllMen. You’re no longer entitled to the privacy of a normal person once you become a celebrity. Suicide is the only way out and even then people will still talk about you after you die. Only difference is you won’t be alive to defend your name or call out body shame. For now you’ll just have to pick the lesser of two evils and roll with the punches. 

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