By Dylan DeBarr–WWH-Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes deserved an applause. We needed to hear it and we needed to hear at that moment. It felt like sunshine through the crack in the door. She gave that speech at the Golden Globes. Let that sink in.
She gave that speech after accepting the Cecil B EMille award for outstanding contributions to entertainment.
One word. Hollywood.
I was deeply moved that she talked about Recy Taylor, the African American who was brutally raped in the 1940s by six men who were never persecuted. Oprah talked about the “Me Too” movement with conviction.
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were paired up again and joked about women and equal pay. Davis stated that the male nominees should give half their money to women.
It’s Hollywood. It’s scripted.
The flip side of all of this is that Tonya Harding was there. Not only was she there, she was applauded. In light of women speaking out about inequality and violence, Harding was invited to the Golden Globes and literally applauded. I guess we forgot she smashed another woman’s knee so she could not compete against her in the Olympics.
Nancy Kerrigan. Say her name. How on earth could Harding be re-branded as a victim?
Hollywood. It is designed to keep us glued to the television. Stay tuned and glued. Tune out.
We’re in a dark place right now with our current president. Oprah’s words gave us hope.Oprah’s accomplishments do a lot for women.
Oprah can and does champion women. She wouldn’t take much crap if she were seated in the White House. She could and would do a lot for women.
BUT–she is also a DIVA and celebrity.
We don’t need another celebrity in the house. We all know how that has worked out.
I’ve heard people saying that anyone would be better than what we have now.
That statement implies that we have given up. That we are defeated and ready to settle.
I can’t make that comparison and roll the dice.
I’m not willing to ride on the coat tail of Oprah.
Social media will and so will the press.
Here we go again….another distraction.