Why are people surprised?
Ponce De Leon, Florida
November 30, 2017 7:09am CST
With all the sexual allegations that are getting people fired from high power jobs, there have been a lot of posts about the shock and surprise of this happening. Jeffery Tambor, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey are among the ones that have been in the news in the last couple weeks. Yeah, it sucks that it happened. And that they thought that they could get away with it, whatever the details are I'm not entirely aware. But why are people so surprised? The answer is a simple one and one that is probably over looked. I think the only reason that people seem so surprised about it is because celebrites, news casters (basically anyone in the media) are put on a pedestal and admired, so when they fall they seem to fall harder.
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• Los Angeles, California
What always amazes me is they are celebrities and there are many women eager and willing to be with celebrities so why do these men force their attentions? They can also afford expensive professionals to deal with "needs." Of course, it's probably a game and about exerting power for them.
• United States
I'm not at all surprised. 99% of rapist are roaming free and don't have to account for what they do. In fact, many of them keep doing it. As is the long case and history many of these people have... that it goes back 1 year, 10 years, 20 years, 30.. yes thirty!!! Its like why does it matter what happened 30 years ago? does it matter? I think it does because a lot of it , IMHO is that things ARE CHANGING. People still generally blame the victim as its their fault (why did you drink? why did you wear a top that wasn't a mans top to cover you? why did you not go with a friend?) etc. That had they come forward at the time what would have happened to them? lost a job? a career? rape happens every day - and every day its generally ignored. its not important until a person knows the victim or they are on tv. :( :( But nevertheless, social media is making it easier to spread awareness from the victims point of view.