Five years of #MeToo: The New York Times laments not enough damage has been done – WSWS | Episode Movies

On Monday the New York Times published an article by Hollywood correspondent Brooks Barnes (“After #MeToo Reckoning, a Fear Hollywood Is Regressing”) in which he bemoaned the lack of damage the sexual misconduct campaign had done — and called for more.

Five years of witch hunts for sexual behavior have devastated numerous lives and careers in film, music and media. The campaign has weakened democratic rights, including the presumption of innocence, and created an atmosphere of intimidation and self-censorship.

A handful of already privileged women and African Americans have undoubtedly improved their financial situation by gaining access to some of the film industry’s loot. In the meantime, the overall quality of Hollywood filmmaking has fallen to a new low due to the economic processes that have been greatly accelerated by the pandemic. The “blockbuster” phenomenon is reigning like never before. Such “independent” voices that existed were marginalized more than ever.

The #MeToo campaign, which Barnes describes as “earth-shattering,” has had no impact on the vast majority of women. income inequality under Women, which has skyrocketed since the 1970s, continues to grow, a process only intensified by rising inflation and the assault on abortion rights.

What sharpens Barnes and them Times‘Appetite are the new study in Los Angeles from producer Harvey Weinstein, the forthcoming release of she saidon the origins of the #MeToo effort in 2017 and the “strong ticket sales” for The Woman Kingan absurd falsification of history in the interests of identity politics.

Barnes’s article, no doubt aimed in part at bolstering grassroots support among the upper-middle classes for the Democratic Party on the eve of the November election, worries about processes that could block the unhindered enrichment of these strata Times speaks for and for.

The selfishness of this crowd is exemplified by Barnes’ approach. “New issues … have been given a higher priority” than “diversity, equity and inclusion,” he laments. Those issues include “widespread cost cutting as the box office continues to struggle.” There is always a risk that the newly ‘locked in’ will marginalize themselves should economic conditions deteriorate.

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