Wed. Aug. 1, 2012: Lammas

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Full Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and humid
Lammas

Big day in my personal calender today, and I’m having fun with it.

Good, busy day yesterday, starting to feel more creative again, worked with students, worked on article (have to give one a good polish before sending it off today), got some creative work done.

Just happen to be reading a bio of astronomer Maria Mitchell — who was born on Nantucket on August 1! Love it when that happens.

A local business where I spend a lot of money is about to lose my business because they’ve been jerking me around unnecessarily for the past two weeks. If you don’t respect me when my wallet’s closed, why should I open it at your business? There are others who treat me better. And so it goes.

I rarely comment on celebrity gossip, but this is annoying me so much I have to speak up. Why is Kristen Stewart getting crucified about her alleged affair with her director, Rupert Sanders, while he gets a free pass? He’s twice her age, he’s her DIRECTOR ( a power-over situation, since the Director’s word is LAW on set), he’s the one who’s married, and it was his RESPONSIBILITY as the older adult in a position of power to not let anything happen. Yet she’s being castigated, while he gets a few winks and is called “solid” and “upstanding”. Both bear responsibility (she is of legal age, after all), but he was in a position of authority and responsibility that made it imperative for him to make sure nothing happened. Of course, chances are, he was the aggressor in this situation anyway. Having worked backstage and on set for years, I see that a lot, and the woman is always, always blamed while the man is celebrated. Two people were involved — both share responsibility. And then there’s Charlize Theron, who was going on and on and on about how much she adored Kristen Stewart during the filming, and now, supposedly, she’s “furious” with her for having an affair with the director, instead of stepping up to the plate and actually being her friend, pointing out the double standard. There are no secrets on set. There just aren’t. If something’s going on, everybody knows about it. There are never any secrets from wardrobe (for obvious reasons), but there simply aren’t secrets on set. You’re in too close a proximity for too many hours a day for too many months in a row — you can’t help but learn things about the people around you, and a lot of it you’d rather not know. That’s the reality of the business. If something actually was going on, the entire company knew about it, except maybe a couple of day players. But they were respectful enough to keep out of someone else’s business, as long as it didn’t interfere with filming. And you know these hypocritical bitches who are criticizing her while giving him a free pass are the same ones touting FIFTY SHADES OF GREY — a book about an older, powerful man sexually exploiting a young woman — as a wonderful book. There’s plenty of well-written erotica that doesn’t denigrate women — this book isn’t one of them. I’m not a particular fan of Kristen Stewart, but she’s being treated unfairly, and a lot of that is because she’s the woman in this situation. It’s ridiculous. It’s about time men were expected to shoulder their share of the responsibility when they screw up by screwing around.

On that note, I’ve got to get back to work!

Devon

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  1. You’re absolutely right! I for one find him more at fault because of his situation and position, and anyone with a brain should be able to see that a 41-year old, married father should be in better control of his penis. Look how he’s humiliated his wife and embarrassed his children (assuming their old enough to know)–probably not the first time.


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