In the past few days and weeks, I have been following the fuss around Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment as a whole. Sexual harassment is and always has been a thing in Hollywood, but I thought we all knew that already. Hasn't Hollywood always been a hotbed of sex, drugs and money? And in that aspect, hasn't our entire civilization always been like that? Sex, power, drugs and money have been ruling us for centuries. And now it suddenly becomes a problem?
The hashtags #IHave and #MeToo infuriated me, and I don't really know why. I know that Alyssa Milano launched the #MeToo hashtag to raise awareness about the issue and I applaud the effort. But when I see someone post a pro-rape meme in the dark humor section of 9Gag, I really wonder what the purpose of it all is. Is it going to help? Will women have it easier from now on? No. And men won't either.
I've seen many "sweet and innocent" girls go to a job interview or an oral exam wearing the sexiest clothes they could find, just in order to increase their chances. I have seen many jobs go to women with perfect breasts and a massive bag of juicy gossip, regardless of their capabilities to actually do the job right. Don't be a hypocrite. You're playing the game just as much as everyone else.
We are all victims and we are all offenders. Do you see someone park their car like an idiot and think "must be a woman"? You're an offender. Do you think your colleague got that promotion because she gives excellent blowjobs? You're an offender. Or you might be right about it and suddenly you're a victim and both your boss and that woman are offenders.
Every day we stray further from nature, something we're 100% a part of and will always be. We are humans who for some reasons have to behave like robots, controlled by urges ànd by more powerful people who will exploit those urges to divide us. That, I guess, is the message I wanted to spread with this article. We are living in the "Versus-era". Man vs woman, rich vs poor, white vs black, religious vs atheist, vegan vs meateater, fat vs skinny, metalhead vs techno fan, jew vs muslim, Manchester United vs Napoli, us vs them, Europe vs USA, offenders vs victims, drug users vs straight edgers, North vs South, tall vs small, happy vs depressed, dumb vs smart, Megadeth vs Metallica, employed vs unemployed,... the list goes on an on. Why is that? Well, basically because we are self centered pricks who just can't understand another person's point of view.
To men, women are a mysterious breed. They want to dress and feel sexy but they don't want men to act upon that. A sexy woman will undoubtedly send signals to the man's testicles but they expect the man to show restraint. To men this feels like a power game and men loooooooooove power games so we're in and we're in with brute force, yep, like those chimps.
Now women, don't think you're innocent here. Many women will gladfully attend a Chippendales show. That is exactly, I repeat, exactly, the same as men going to a strip club. So why is a titty bar located in the shady parts of the city while the Chippendales strip in the exact same theatres where The Beauty and the Beast musicals play? And yes, reading 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' is quite similar to men surfing to Pornhub.
Maybe those were harsh words but I'm just trying to explain the male point of view on these things. I guess that male point of view made me angry about the hashtags. I have been a victim just as much as an offender and I know for sure that many men feel the same way. I'm just afraid that these hashtags will victimize and isolate more people and are being used for personal gain, likes and attention, to strengthen the VS-era.
This is becoming quite a long article, isn't it? But hang on, you're almost at the end. Use this little paragraph as a breather. Look at that beautiful creature on the left and deeply breathe in and out. Isn't she amazing and majestic? You know, you are just as amazing. It's amazing that you are here, reading this. It's amazing that you are alive. Chances to being born are 1 in 10[2,640, 000], which comes incredibly close to zero. But here you are, reading my rants. Thank you.
So I'd like to launch a new hashtag: #AllOfUs. Let's try to be honest with ourselves and face the fact that neither one of us is perfect. Let's promise that we'll try our very best to be consistent, to respect that we are all different, divided by details but united in being human. We think we can handle the universe but we can't even handle ourselves, we have to be aware of that. #AllOfUs, because only when we realize that "I" and "we" are the same we can step out of this hostile situation. #AllOfUs because we will all be offended by things, by jokes, by memes, by others. #AllOfUs, because only together we can work our way through the mud.