Over past few months several woman have made claims against men regarding sexual harassment. Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, Bill OReilly, Harvey Weinstein etc…. I struggled with all of the attention this has gotten. First of all let me say I believe the women. I feel strongly that the creepy men have done these offenses to these women. When you think about men and women in the work place, stuff, happens good and ugly.
It has been the right of white men to have their way. They talk crazy to women, harassment black men, demean black women. In the work place there is no questions as to who is in charge and has decision making rights. White men have historically made this known, and stood with the assurance that they could do what they want to do, to who they wanted to do it to.
When Bill Cosby was exposed, it reminded us, that when we (Black People) think that we have the same privileges as whites we are quickly reminded and exposed. OJ Simpson and Bill Cosby stand as reminders. So I believe and know that these crazy levels of offenses happen, destroy women and creates divisive communities and tools of corruption and manipulation.
90% of the women calling out these offenses have been white women. Which brings me to my reason for needing to put anything in writing. Recently Gretchen Carlson took to tour the cable networks, to promote her book and her cause for sexual harassment. Gretchen worked for FOX and never made a gesture when they misrepresented black folks in the news. She sat her tail on the set as black folks were created as crazy. She never said anything as black folks were discriminated, fake news was reported . When you have been violated, it does something to your senses related to mistreatment and rejection. Your senses stand on alert. ALL of these women have sat in the offices, on TV, in Hollywood and watched Black folks lose opportunity. I watched Gretchen Carlson on FOX News discuss Barack OBama with lies and unfair communication because of the color of his skin, had to be the color of his skin, because we know that Barack resided over his position with grace and integrity. Gretchen represents herself as a Christian women, she sued FOX for 20 Million she may have been insulted and offended, but she has participated in a hell of a lot of offensive behaviors . Fake News against people of color, she has never represented her black sisters in Christ. Ladies if you are violated, don’t participate in further violations of others. Your silence is betrayal! Gretchen, Megan, etc… you have watched over the years as others were violated by lies, deceit and fake news . The Republican family values representation has been colored with their bad family values behavior. Women’s rights representation has been colored with their colluding behaviors . The only reason no one is calling women out on their hypocritical behaviors because they meet the needs of men, and white folks. So women remain in positions to be manipulated and screwed.
But I guess what matters is that, Gretchen got paid! But this does not make Gretchen an authority on sexual harassment.