A few days ago it was reported that Katie McGrath, the Co-CEO of Bad Robot, babbled something incoherent about white male this, and gender equity that in Star Wars.
Variety printed the following comments from Ms. McGrath:
“In the earliest stages, we talked about, ‘If we have this moment, this privilege, what do we want to do with it?’” said McGrath of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the first of two “Star Wars” films that Abrams would helm. “And not from a place of being preachy or feeding people spinach, just from a place of — any time you have a privilege, you have an obligation, period. That’s just how we try to live our lives.”
With that film, Abrams “thought about building this story with the female protagonist, a set of four main characters: One of whom was Latinx, one of whom was a Nigerian Londoner, one of whom was a woman — a white woman — and one of whom was a white guy,” said McGrath. “How can we find a way to have every kid who’s going to go see that movie see a version of themselves, in a way that isn’t often considered at scale?”
But Katie’s not a one-trick pony as The New York Times explains:
Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide.
Time’s Up was formed soon after The New York Times reported in early October that the producer Harvey Weinstein had reached multiple settlements with women who had accused him of sexual misconduct.
The initiative includes:
— A legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women — like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels — protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.
— Legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims.
— A drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies that has already begun making headway.
— And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.
Called Time’s Up, the movement was announced on Monday with an impassioned pledge of support to working-class women in an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business, many of them A-listers.
Time’s Up also helps defuse criticism that the spotlight on the #MeToo movement has been dominated by the accusers of high-profile men, while the travails of working-class women have been overlooked.
Time’s Up is leaderless, run by volunteers and made up of working groups. One group oversaw the creation of a commission, led by Anita Hill and announced in December, that is tasked with creating a blueprint for ending sexual harassment in show business.
Katie McGrath, who runs the production company Bad Robot with her husband, J. J. Abrams (both are also major donors to the legal fund), said that the women realized from the start that they needed to figure out “what we wanted out of this moment, and what was going to be required in order to shift and pivot from this horror to structural change.”
So much outrage over the progressive Hollywood system that facilitated the creation of a Harvey Weinstein. And we can watch a microcosm of that progressive system, within Time’s Up itself.
According to The Wrap in February 2019:
Time’s Up CEO Lisa Borders Resigned After Son Accused of Sexual Assault
Lisa Borders, the CEO of Time’s Up, abruptly resigned her post this week after her son was accused of sexual assault, the organization told TheWrap on Thursday.
Borders, who had been in the job just over three months, resigned this week citing “family concerns that require my singular focus.”
But TheWrap has learned that Borders agreed to resign after her son Dijon Bowden Jr., a healer based in Los Angeles, was accused of sexual misconduct in a session with a woman who went to the police. Her responses in defending her son made her position untenable, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation.
The individual told TheWrap that “Lisa wanted to take action to defend her son and in doing so was in conflict with her role leading an organization deeply rooted in supporting survivors.”
The primary conflict being that the witch hunters of Time’s Up require everyone to #BelieveWomen without regard to any actual evidence or lack thereof. On the other hand, Bowden Jr’s “progressive” lifestyle might have something to do with the allegations.
Bowden, 36, has a lifestyle and healing business where he offers services ranging from photography and inspirational podcasting to sessions where he pleasures women.
On a recent podcast he described one such session: “I’ve been doing Shakti invocation sessions. I provide an experience for women to feel safe and open… Part of me stepping back from sexuality was to master my own sexual energy. When I show up in those sessions I’m not being guided by my own desire. I’m being guided by serving the opening of this woman… Normally when I do it, I’m providing this experience for the woman, she’s having a good time.”
In the old days, we just called this debauchery. But apparently Time’s Up for Bowden Jr’s Shakti invocation sessions, which may or may not be culturally appropriated.
Deadline reported on McGrath’s comments about Time’s Up:
“Our brand is something that we have to do a better job at communicating and refining … now that the team is getting into a more formal place,” McGrath said.
“When we think about the corporate strategy for Time’s Up,” McGrath said, “it’s critical that we are telling the leadership, the boards and the CEOs [of companies] to understand that if they direct their attention toward issues of culture, safety, dignity, equity, they will be rewarded on the other side with retention upside, with bottom-line upside, with product differentiation just because you’ll have more thoughtful people around the table with different perspective. … There is an empirical case beyond the ethical one for what Time’s Up is looking to promote and champion in this new phase with Tina at the helm.”
She continued: “None of this is rocket science. So any board or any CEO who tells you, ‘It’s just really hard,’ it’s just horseshit. I’m sorry. It’s just not real.”
So since McGrath works in an industry that gives agency to monsters via progressive ideology, she’s going to push her way into workplaces across America to ensure that the rules which won’t ever hold anyone accountable in Hollywood, will hold common people accountable in the Heartland. Potentially over false accusations, since the court of law isn’t mentioned in her moronic activist efforts. One day your workplace may have the same kinds of kangaroo courts to address sexual assault, that we now find littered throughout America’s worthless college campuses.
But it’s a good thing that Amber Heard discovered Time’s Up. Because guess where Amber hired her lawyer to legally eviscerate Johnny Depp? The Blast tells us:
Amber Heard Adds ‘Time’s Up’ Lawyer to Team
Amber Heard is asking the court to toss Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit, and thinks it’s ironic that her ex-husband is suing her over an article where she focused on women getting support for dealing with incidents of violence.
The actress gives several reasons why she wants the case dismissed, but perhaps her biggest reason has to do with the motivation behind the entire lawsuit.
“There is a stark irony at the heart of this case,” the documents state.
“In December 2018, defendant Amber Laura Heard published an op-ed calling for ‘changes to laws and rules and social norms’ so that women who come forward to talk about violence receive more support. She warned that such reform is necessary because powerful men who have been accused of violence will spare nothing to punish and harass their accusers.”
The “Aquaman” star also argues that she actually didn’t write the headline in her op-ed, and therefore cannot be held solely responsible for it.
According to the documents, the exact text was chosen by staff at the news outlet.
The title that went to print was: “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
Heard further points out that the text never actually mentions Johnny Depp by name, and she feels he should not be legally allowed to sue for the comments she made.
“The op-ed makes no mention of Mr. Depp and says nothing about his conduct. It is focused solely on Ms. Heard’s experiences and lessons that she believes should be drawn from them,” her lawyer points out.
Heard is preparing for a scenario where the case moves forward, which will most likely happen, and has added Roberta Kaplan to her legal team in the case.
Kaplan is best known as a co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
Heard didn’t write the headline in her own op-ed? Hey, that reminds me of another op-ed, but I digress.
Regardless, it’s clear that the feminist hyperbole about sexual violence and cultural wrath came directly from the busybody activists at Time’s Up. Who else would think up that kind of gobbledygook? Certainly Heard isn’t going to think anything up on her own.
But if you’re wondering why this is so timely right now, then you probably haven’t heard the audio recordings of Amber Heard which are now spreading throughout social media like wildfire.
The Post Millenial reports on the current status of #BelieveWomen:
Proof has come out that Amber Heard committed domestic violence against her then-husband Johnny Depp. Recordings obtained by The Daily Mail show an admitted history of violence by Heard. In this recording, Heard admits to hitting Depp, and “starting a physical fight.”
TW: Abuse Survivors.
Here’s the audio where Amber Heard mocks Johnny Depp for calling for help while she was abusing him, she then loses her temper and fully admits to abusing him but proceeds to shame him again.
Typical abuser behavior. #TimesUp #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #MeToo pic.twitter.com/KJuit0LwbV
— Sienna (@winonasrider) January 31, 2020
A full transcript of the recorded call in question can be read here.
Meanwhile Johnny Depp and his family are getting mocked, harassed & denied
This is what happens when men speak up
They get abused even more
Stop silencing victims!!
Hold abusers accountable!!!#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #FireAmberHeard
— Support Johnny Depp (@MyGrindelwald) February 8, 2020
Originally published here.