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A short play, based on current events

Woman: A man did something terrible to me
Society: you lying whore.
The man: I totally didn't.
Society: oh, you poor dear, that lying whore is being mean to you.
Woman: here's proof, (because a woman accusing a man of anything means she's a liar) in the form of witnesses, photos, video, plane tickets, etc., etc.,
Society: Wow, you faked ALL THAT STUFF? Also, obviously, you must be a devious scheming bisexual, because bisexuals exist only in porn movies, as bunny boiler villains in shitty misogynistic thrillers and as fodder for the threesome fantasies of straight men.

The End

There's a LOT of women attacking Amber Heard on the basis that Depp never allegedly abused Paradis, who was not half his age and had her own millions. Never mind that on June 11th, 1994, OJ Simpson had never murdered one of his wives, either. And don't talk to me about how the cops "didn't see anything" when they were called to the Depp condo. Bruises take time to form. Batterers, morover, are skilled at NOT leaving marks. Also, given that cops abuse their families at far higher rates than the general public, the chances are good that Heard had an almost fifty/fifty likelyhood of summoning another abusive man to her house when she called the cops. Nobody ever mentions that. Do you think a wife-beater is going to sympathize with an abused woman?

People are calling Heard a gold digger for asking for spousal support. Apparently they don't know that in California, you have to ask for that in the beginning or lose all chance of getting it, ever. Any good bargainer would tell you you always start out higher. Given the number of white guys defending Depp whose movies I hope get bootlegged out of existance---Paul Bettany, who it seems os dimb as a post; Tery Gilliam, who turned out to be a straight up misogynist, and some asshole named Stanhope, who doesn't deserve female companionship EVER again---Heard's career is essentially over.

Being accused, credibly, of raping ANYBODY in Holywood? "Oh, you poor oppressed white man, here's some Oscars."

Accusing a white guy in Hollywood of rape (or anything) "You lying whore."

Of course, OJ isn't white, but he worked really well for white guys on Hollywood who needed that "black friend." Cops came on police calls and left with autographs whole Nicole documented her injuries-----and OJ learned what he could get away with. Where's this arch liberalism I keep hearing about? When it comes to women, Hollywood turns Republican. Kind of funny, too, how many supposedly traumatized white men act out their trauma not by, ypu know, attacking anybody---- in situations where they're at a disadvantage like say, with a big huge cop right there----but only in convenient locations where the numbers and tge situation are all to their advantage.

And I don't CARE what the mom of Polanski's victim allegedly did. For one thing, if it comes from Polanski apologists, fuck right off. Secondly, he's an adult. If he can't manage his dick, he needs to lock it up till he can. Ahem.

People call young women like Heard gold diggers. Older guys like Depp don't get labeled. He pursued a much younger woman. He knew what he wanted. He got it, too. Why am I supposed to feel sorry for this guy, who's one step removed from the predators who buy desperate Eastern European women, secure in the beloef that they can get away with anything? He wanted a young girl. He bought her. He doesn't get any sympathy from me.

Heard reportedly had cold feet about the marriage. It turns out if you look at old pjotographs, you can see her with old injuries, the sort of thing you get when you're scratching at somebody to try and free yourself.

Abusive guys often resort to breaking things or.....trashing hotel rooms, as a threat to the victim. Often they threaten pets. Often, they carry out those pets. Heard asked for a TRO for one of her dogs.

The narrative that Heard's a gold digger subtly suggests that it's okay for poor old Depp to beat her up. People are attempting to use her sexuality to the same end. That whole "love, honor" thing? Yeah, I'm pretty sure bi folks can read. Straight guys are projecting again.

One of the more infuriating defenses of Depp, in its utter brain dead ignorance, was by Paul Bettany, who claimed Depp was always nice to him. Well, of course he was, you moron. Guys like Depp don't even beat up ALL the women they're romatically involved with. Some of them, though? Guys like Depp believe in alibis. A few women, but most of all, other white guys. Women might get the charm at first. Some women. There's no more effective alibi that one of those "You're not like other women" Cool Girls. Depp seems like the type to cultivate LOTS of those.

Abusive guys are NOT out of control. The really crafty ones never abuse in public, before witnesses, leave marks, or behave the same with everybody. Other guys are human beings; women are just private punching bags, pieces of uppity furniture. How dare that table take offense at being used like a table, goes these guys' thinking. The *woman* is the one not doing *her* job, so it's okay, even necessary, to punish her. Welcome to the twelfth century.

Comments

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glinda_w
Jun. 3rd, 2016 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah.
percy12
Jun. 3rd, 2016 08:35 pm (UTC)
june 2 edtrix blog
nancy needs help any ideas
ginmar
Jun. 3rd, 2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: june 2 edtrix blog
Oh, shit.
northwestmagpie
Jun. 4th, 2016 08:37 pm (UTC)
Sick and tired of hearing women who try to get out of abusive relationships being told they're just vindictive bitches out to ruin a "good man." Or that they're making shit up. Or that it can't have been that bad or they wouldn't have married/fallen in love in the first place. Really sick of seeing abusive men get held up as poor, noble victims.

Equally sick of being told that bisexuals are prone to being unfaithful. Fuck all of them; I'm going on 6 years in a relationship, and neither woman nor man has appeared that made me even think about cheating. Straight and gay people keep insisting they're more than their genitals and sexuality - until a bisexual, especially a woman, comes along. Then suddenly we're all whores that can't be trusted, especially with deciding which sex we want to bed. As I said, fuck them all. Poor Amber Heard.
ginmar
Jun. 5th, 2016 12:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's amazing how easy it is to invoke those tropes, isn't it? Heard has evidence....and Depp has money. Why is he going so hard if he's not guilty? People were already attacking her.

And as for the bi thing, apparently bi women only exist as curtain raisers in porn for dudes. Didn't you know that? Oh, and in 80s movies by shitty eurotrash directors.

It reminds me too much of the way WOMEN kept saying, "Well, she MUST have done something," about Amanda Knox, or worse yet, "I just have a feeling about her," when the tiniest bit of research from *reputable* sources would have ended all doubt. It's like the bullshit tossed at Hillary Clinton. There are women doing this to Heard because they're either vicious, stupid, or Cool, and you just know that if you smack back, they'll be like, "How sexist of you to not respect my choices." Or maybe there's a horrible allure to bashing a scapegoat. All I know for sure, for certain, is that women will die because Amber Heard is being savaged by ignorant people. No, scratch that. They choose their bullshit. How different is THIS shit from THAT fucking bathroom transphobic shit?
enname
Jun. 5th, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
Thank fuck, someone (you, as always) being sensible about this. I have had three arguments this week with people about Heard because they can't see past the blinding light shining out of Depp's arsehole. Am now just perpetually angry. Over here in Australia there is an added bonus feeling of 'well she (sometimes they) deserves whatever they get for being dicks and avoiding customs with those dogs.' Because being petty and missing the fucking point is something we have made into an artform at the moment. Grah.
editrx
Jun. 5th, 2016 03:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, J claimed during the restraining order hearing that because the photos of the bruises were anywhere from 4 days to a week later, they were. clearly faked. Thank god even the judge listened to my response, which was, "Bruises take time to form. Like the ones you, J, got when you were jailed in Florida on a DUI. Remember those bruises of your own?"

Dickwads. BTW, they are talking about dropping the felony assault charge and making it a simple misdemeanor. He's going to fucking get away with beating me into unconciousness, gin.
ginmar
Jun. 5th, 2016 02:04 pm (UTC)
Jesus fucking Christ, is there anybody higher? What did the DA say? What's the DA's name?
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