Lawmakers Urged to Wear Black to State of the Union Address

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Hollywood and Washington, D.C. are the two places where we have seen revelations about sexual misconduct explode in the past year. So I’m not really sure I understand all this “wear black” stuff. I mean, it’s like they are protesting themselves, and looking really “holier than thou” in doing so.

The MSM is eating it up. It’s like they think this will erase the fact that they have been turning a blind eye to a system that for many, many years has been mistreating and objectifying women.

Those who wear black want to be applauded for supporting the end of a system they were all a part of, actively or not. If I turned a blind eye to an ax murderer for years and then decide to wear purple and say “I am wearing purple to show that I will no longer support this ax murderer” would I be praised for it? It makes no sense.

H/T The Hill

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said she and other female House members are inviting lawmakers — both male and female — to wear black to President Trump‘s State of the Union address later this month in solidarity with the anti-sexual harassment “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements.

“This is a culture change that is sweeping the country and Congress is embracing it,” Speier told The Hill in a statement.
She said the Democratic Women’s Working Group, which includes all of the female House members, was encouraging lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to wear black to the event, and that support is very high.
NBC News first reported the story.
Nearly 60 Democratic female lawmakers demanded last month that Congress launch a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump.

That request came just one day after three of Trump’s accusers banded together for the first time to share details of their allegations and also call for a congressional investigation into the president.

More than a dozen women came forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual harassment during his presidential campaign.

Trump and the White House have maintained that all of the accusers are lying.

Trump also faced intense backlash after the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape emerged, which featured him describing kissing and groping women without their consent.

Sexual harassment and misconduct has dominated conversation in the entertainment industry and in politics over the past few months. Figures like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. are among those who have been accused of sexual misconduct.

And several lawmakers have resigned or announced their retirements after being accused of sexual misconduct.

Even Rose McGowan, the actress who pushed over that very first domino causing the fall of Harvey Weinstein, has called out the hypocrisy of the “wear black” nonsense. McGowan, who is an actual victim of the Hollywood culture that allowed and even encouraged the abuse of women, knows the real story. She is part of the real story. And she had no problem calling out all the hypocrites who are pretending they care about women like her by wearing black.

When Hollywood elites wore black to the Golden Globes last week, McGowan called the protest “Hollywood Fakery.” CBS News reported:

“Actress Asia Argento tweeted at McGowan, saying people should not forget to credit McGowan with sparking the conversation about sexual misconduct and abuse in Hollywood. She wrote to McGowan, “No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence. Anyone who tries to diminish your work is a troll and an enemy of the movement. You gave me the courage to speak out. I am on your side until I die.” McGowan responded, “And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so.” She continued, “I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, .@AsiaArgento.”

She is absolutely right. The people complicit in the problem, should not be glorified for calling attention to the problem!

It seems more appropriate that the portion of the country between Hollywood and D.C. should be all dressed in black. We should all be protesting how dumb our leaders and Hollywood types think we are. Or how about we all wear green to protest all the taxpayer money spent on settling sexual harassment claims?

By the way, where were all these black wearing activists when Bill Clinton was in office messing around with an intern? That wasn’t an abuse of power?! No they made excuses for him. I forgot, the rules don’t apply to both sides in the political world.

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