Just a few weeks ago, I blogged about five celebrity men and one celebrity woman who–if accused of sexual misconduct–would destroy my life. The one woman on that list was Angela Lansbury aka Jessica Fletcher. And OF FUCKING COURSE less than two weeks later bitch is in the news for making some dumb ass comments about sexual harassment.
Angela pulled a Donna Karen by suggesting that women invite sexual harassment for making themselves look hot. Like, bitch, don’t you know most women don’t even make ourselves look hot for the sake of men? We do it to a) feel good about ourselves, b) look hot in group pics/selfies, and c) incite envy in our enemies. Get with the fucking program.
When asked about all the shit going down in Hollywood right now surrounding sexual misconduct, Angela Lansbury proved she was no Jessica Fletcher by saying this dumb shit:
We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that. There are two sides to this coin. Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped. We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us–and this is where we are today.
On the one hand, she’s not wrong. All through out history many women have enjoyed making themselves more attractive; whether it be to attract a mate (a consensual mate!) or just feel good about themselves, however, a female’s physical attractiveness has VERY little to do with rape and literally any cop, psychologist, or sexual abuse counselor will tell you that how attractive a man finds a woman has literally nothing to do with sexual assault and that it’s always about power and never actually about sex. Like, you played a crime solver, Angela, you should know this shit.
To be fair, Angela Lansbury is old as dirt, and not the fun, modern, crass old that my sweet angel Betty White is, either. My Nana is also super old and would probably say this exact same shit. Does that make my Nana a bad person? Well, not for saying that, anyway, and I don’t think Angela Lansbury is a bad person, either, I just think this is a very dated and uneducated way of thinking about sexual abuse.
Anyway, if anyone else from my “Please don’t be a sexual idiot!” list fucks up this week, we can basically all assume that my Christmas will be ruined.