Rose McGowan Shows Female Privilege Is Part Of The #MeToo Movement

Bill Clinton recently stated he believed he did not owe Monica Lewinsky an apology for their consensual affair while he was president. Their affair lasted intermittently from 1995 thru 1997.  Lewinsky was 22 years old when their relationship began.

Rose McGowan, a prominent activist within the #MeToo movement became angered by Clinton's statement. She claimed he ruined Monica Lewinsky's life.

McGowan said "Bill Clinton. Here is the truth of it:  a human life was altered & destroyed due to your selfishness.   Because.     You.    Could.   You not only wiped your semen on a young girl’s dress, you left a stain on society. You actually owe EVERYONE an apology, especially her."

Previously, the #MeToo activist claimed  22 year old Monica Lewinsky  was a kid. McGowen stated "Get real people, see truth. She (Lewinsky) was a kid. Biggest power imbalance ever. The SCARLET LETTER IS HIS."  

Why should an adult man apologize to an adult women for a consensual relationship he had with her? The idea Clinton is solely responsible for their relationship and owes Lewinsky an apology is sexist.

Rose, here is the truth of it. You dont get to claim a grown woman is not responsible for her actions. You dont get to claim a 22 year old woman should be considered a kid in the eyes of the law. Monica was not forced into a relationship. She saw fame and fortune in an affair with a US president.  She made her own decisions as an ADULT. If she regrets those decisions now - too bad. Its still not sexual assault. Its not rape. If Lweinsky had rejected the relationship, nothing would have happened to her. The US is not currently a Soviet police state. She wouldn't have been shot. She wouldn't have been shipped to a Soviet concentration camp. She wouldn't have been relieved of her intern duties. She would have continued living anonymously.

Regardless of whether the reader hates or likes Bill Clinton, the fact remains he owes Monica Lewinsky nothing. He didn't rape her. He didn't sexually assault her. He didn't ruin her life. She made her own decisions as an adult. She alone is responsible for the consequences of those decisions just as Clinton is responsible for the consequences of his decisions.

The #MeToo activist is simply blaming a man for bad decisions an adult woman made. She is asserting grown women should not be held responsible for their actions. She is claiming female freedom from consequences of bad decisions. She is claiming female privilege.

McGowan's comments show the projection of female privilege is a component of the #MeToo movement. If a woman makes a mistake, she can avoid accountability by blaming a man.

June 12, 2018

No comments: