According to former Sports Illustrated model Paulina Porizkova sexual harassment from men was how you knew if you were hot or not. Which makes sense because until recently ugly and overweight women were unable to locate any attention in general. Women love attention in general and there’s nothing more confusing than the silent sexual harassment treatment. As much as women claim to hate cat calling it’s reassurance that you’re actually attractive. Sexual harassment is almost in the same ballpark but belongs to a bigger league. No one should be sexually harassed but back in time it meant you were too hot to be ignored.
As sexual harassment becomes an increasingly widespread problem in the entertainment industry, more and more celebrities are using their platforms to speak out against an issue that was once overlooked. Former Sports Illustratedswimsuit model Paulina Porizkova is the most recent to come forward about the matter, acknowledging that during her time as a model sexual harassment wasn’t viewed in the same light as it is today.
“Here is the funny thing about sexual harassment with us as models: It was seen as a compliment,” Porizkova told Page Six.
Porizkova landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in both ’84 and ’85 and during that time the supermodel notes that “you almost got offended if you did not get harassed.”
Society is evolving somewhat. Thanks to anti-bullying and body positivity you’ll find entitled female whales with repulsive facial features that will swear on the bible you just undressed her with your eyes. Whether she was telling the truth or not no one would have ever believed her years ago. Sexual harassers had standards years ago. But now the definition of sexual harassment has clearly been watered down and added to over the years. Powerful men used to just sexually harass the sexy, but now powerful men sexually harass anything they think they’re capable of having sex with, no matter what she weighs or looks like. The bar is so low these days. Proof was when Louis C.K. tugged himself in front of Tig Notaro. Times have changed when men are risking their reputation to jack off to women who look like Steven Tyler.
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