#metoo but only if you’re rich

David Jenkins

It’s becoming apparent, the #metoo movement that we’ve seen snow-balling in the past few months is not for women in the working class, but instead, for women who are wealthy.

This could not have been more revealing than it was at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Spending tens of thousands of dollars on black dresses while sitting at a dinner table drinking champagne and calling it activism.

What a load of nonsense! A bunch of limousine-riding so-called activists!

Even before the awards ceremony, the class distinction was manifested with the help of the mainstream media.

All a Hollywood celebrity or a reporter has to do is say (or tweet) the name of a person and the media will report it and the public will find that person guilty.

Aside from the lack of due process, do you think this will work with a woman who is part of the working class? Of course not.

The lower class doesn’t have the media to announce the name of the accused in the same way those women at the award ceremony do.

Women in poverty actually have to go to court and have their cases brought before a judge and even then, may not have the sufficient funds for the process itself.

The wealthy have the funds to do exactly that, but don’t even bother to take that route.

That’s because their trial already took place, and it was a trial by media, something only the elite have privilege to.

Now, don’t get me wrong, the cause that these women in black are protesting is a noble one.

Sexism in the workplace, or anywhere for that matter, needs to be addressed.

Whether it’s sexism in the form of assault or rape, the conversation of powerful men taking advantage of women ought to be had.

Let’s be honest though, and acknowledge the lack of class consciousness that wreaked that night at the Golden Globe.

This movement should not just be a Hollywood thing, but a workplace thing.

No matter what class you’re in, women should be liberated from the toxic environment that stains the work place.

Whether it be at a nine-to-five job or in a mass film production, all should be free from this plague.

Now of course, this movement won’t change as long as it wields the power of a trial by media.

One thing elites always fail to distinguish in their well funded political movements is that the distinction between power and liberation.

Liberty and power are two different concepts and at times the two are confused. This is one of those times.

This movement is no longer one of liberation as it was in the beginning, but one of power.

The power to simply say a name and that person’s career is over.

Little to no evidence brought forth, just a name.

And guess what, this power is only for a selective group.

And this group bares its fruits by wearing a fucking dress worth more than the cars of common folk.