Men Were an Unsurprising Disappointment at the Golden Globes

Despite criticism that women in Hollywood should boycott the Golden Globes instead of wearing black, the statement made by these women was immense.

As Kerry Washington said, “We shouldn’t have sit out the night, give up our seats at the table, our voice in this industry because of bad behavior that wasn’t ours.”

Women didn’t just show up to the award show, they spoke up and made the night overall an inspiring and empowering one for women.

Oprah delivered a powerhouse speech that, for better or worse, left many people ready for #Oprah2020.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up,” Oprah said, to thunderous applause.

Natalie Portman delivered a sick burn, introducing the nominees for Best Director with the jab, “And here are the all-male nominees” to which the respective men could only squirm.

Women showed up to the red carpet with activists as their dates, introducing them and their causes.

All in all, women showed up ready to make a difference. Men were, however, predictably disappointing.

Not a single male winner mentioned #MeToo or Time’s Up in their acceptance speeches, leaving women to do all the heavy lifting themselves.

Alexander Skarsgård actually won a Golden Globe on Sunday for his role as a domestic abuser in Big Little Lies and even he did not see fit to mention either movement, despite wearing a Time’s Up pin.

David Harbour’s response to being asked about Time’s Up summarized the entire night of male involvement. When asked on the red carpet to finish the statement, “Time’s Up on…” he muttered non-words until the reporter gave him a few key words like sexual harassment and abuse.

Even then, he couldn’t bring himself to mention these uncomfortable topics and replied, “Time’s Up on women not getting the respect they deserve in the workplace.”

He was wearing a Time’s Up pin at the time, and still did not seem to have any idea what it was about. There’s just no excuse for this kind of unapologetic ignorance. His co-star who is a child responded with more maturity to the issue of sexual harassment.

Harbour wasn’t the only man wearing a Time’s Up pin who seemed to have no idea what the message was about. Justin Timberlake posted a much derided photo on Instagram of him posing with his wife Jessica Biel while wearing a Time’s Up pin.

Timberlake stars in the new Woody Allen movie but seems unaware of the hypocrisy here. Worse, though, were the men accused of sexual misconduct or domestic violence who showed up wearing all black or a pin and thought we wouldn’t notice, or remember.

Ryan Seacrest faced criticism after interrupting women he was interviewing who were trying to discuss #MeToo and Time’s Up and trying to steer the conversation in another direction. Seacrest wore all black despite facing his own allegations of sexual misconduct.

Gary Oldman, whose ex-wife accused him of hitting her in the face with a telephone, accepted his award for Best Performance by an Actor while wearing a Time’s Up pin. Oldman also once defended Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rant, saying “He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things.”

James Franco has already been accused of and admitted to flirting with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram. After accepting his Golden Globe while wearing a Time’s Up pin he was accused by actress Violet Paley of sexual misconduct when she was only 17.

In 1997, Golden Globe nominee Christian Slater was charged with battery for assaulting his girlfriend. In 2005, he was charged with third-degree sexual abuse. Guess what he wore to the awards? A pin.

Photo Credit: Alice Barigelli

121 comments

Frank Hanline
Frank Hanline3 hours ago

Edit I won't have to apologize to you for you (if you drop wanting) to allow "Trial by Social Media" and protect the identities of the accused.

@ Karen Swenson: So you comnpletely back "#MeToo"? So you think it's okay for the accused to be outed and then tried in the "Court of Public Opinion"? Remember, "Mob Justice" is trial by "Court of Public Opinion". Same as lynchings.

And you wonder why I hold what you state to "Lynch Mobs"

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Frank Hanline
Frank Hanline4 hours ago

@ Karen Swenson: I won't have to apologize to you for you wanting to allow "Trial by Social Media" and protect the identities of the accused.

Would you like me to show you where you show you don't care about the plight of the falsely accuse? Why don't you show where the FBI stated that "only 2% are false accusations". See you are being called out and all you do is double down.

I told you I was not your enemy, until you decided to make me your enemy. Congrats! You did. Until you rescind your idea that "trial by social media", aka "Mob Justice" which by another name is ""Lynch Mob" is okay.

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson4 hours ago

harassment is to women? #Me Too!

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson4 hours ago

When are you going to apologize to me for saying I Hate you, starting mob rule, lynching parties, hating all men, taring and feathering people, wishing ill on 49% of the population, inflaming passion, spouting rhetoric, whipping up mob justice --When did I ever say that? I have stated that I do not want anyone anytime accused falsely of any crime, ever and I mean that. I agree with the Feminist answer and that is to push for a culture in which boys and young men are taught that sex does not have to be pursued, as if they're in a pornographic film and one in which girls and young women are empowered to be bolder, braver, louder about what they want.(and not to expect men to read minds--my addition) The insidious attempt by some women to criminalize awkward, gross and entitled sex, takes women back to the days of smelling salts and fainting couches. That is somewhere we do not want to go and neither do I. I feel absolute empathy for any man who is accused falsely of sexual assault, loses his job, his reputation. We cannot lump all accusations together saying every man accused is as bad as Harvey W, Bill O'Riley. It is stupid and idiotic if any woman say's a sincere nice compliment or an offer to buy a drink, or a touch on the shoulder is harassment, because IT IS NOT! Frank, I understand your fear, it is a serious one and has unfortunately occurred by some very immoral women. Can you understand how devastating sexual harassm

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Frank Hanline
Frank Hanline5 hours ago

@ Karen Swenson: From 4 days ago, middle paragraph:

"I say this as a son to a mother, a brother to a sister, a husband to a wife, and a father to three daughters. If anyone thinks I want harm to befall them or them not being take seriously is seriously mistaken. If anyone thinks that a man is not affected by women, well those people (male and female) are known as Psychopath or worse Sociopath, and a man's kryponite is a woman."

I standby my claim you are hating on me for not parroting what you want me to say. Your hating men is your callous attitude to any of the falsely accused. Even if the idea that "only 2% of all claims are false", which it isn't and you've shown nothing to back up your claim but instead are more than happy to continue to try and tar and feather me, that would mean that 1 in 50 (again from your posts you assume they are men) would be innocent yet still punished.

I take it you don't believe in Blackstone's Formula where, "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer". I've have always stated that those who commit ANY Crime need to be held accountable and, after being found guilty in a court of law, not public opinion, serve a sentence equal to the severity of their crime.

That is why I hold the #MeToo movement in contempt, supported in Hollywood by hypocrites (such as Natalie Portman who is a friend and collaborator with a child rapist Roman Polanski). #MeToo is not after justice

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Frank Hanline
Frank Hanline5 hours ago

@ Karen Swenson: Please show where I stated that men have no control and can't help themselves.

I await your apology.

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson6 hours ago

Frank Hanline--Bull$#1T! So you think Men just can't help themselves and must sexually harass women and we just have to put up with it, because men are just being men, women are Kryptonite and what's the big deal if some man grabs her butt and genitals, masturbates in front of her and walks around naked in a place of business?. Have a nice hate filled day, but be careful of those witches! You'd better purchase a bunker in the woods and pull yourself away from all those treacherous women who are out to get you like you threatened. I now have to go and call out the Mobs and prepare my trees for lynchings. #ME TOO!

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Frank Hanline
Frank Hanline7 hours ago

@Karen Swenson: Bravo Karen, bravo! More attempts to do what? Shame? You have no shame. You conflate and try to tar and feather people instead of offering up where you got your claims.

You are not doing anything other than to try to shame me from what some people in history (OBTW - Susan B Anthony didn't want the "negro" to have a vote. Again, my evidence:
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/White-Women-Pay-Tribute-to-Susan-B.-Anthony-Notorious-Racist-20161108-0027.html) who were not my relatives. See I come from a long line of serfs and peasants from Ireland (1880) and Italy (1900). But that doesn't matter to you does it?
You hate me because I'm calling you out.

It's so easy to show I'm lying. Bring out your evidence from the FBI. But no, you'd rather get on a soapbox and get the mobs riled up.

That is why you are one who would call out the mobs for a good lynching, in the name of your "(in)justice"

Have a nice day

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Frank Hanline
Frank Hanline7 hours ago

@ Karen Swenson: Yes HATE. Let's take what you claimed, with no evidence as you seem to not want to provide it - most likely you can't back it up, that your claim of 2% claims of rape are false.

What makes you hate a group, in this case men, that you're willing to out anyone who was accused to social media for "mob justice"? Who has done to you what you claim?

Yes Karen, hate is what you do and to punish those you hate, men, for being men is what you want.

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson8 hours ago

not because he was forbidden. Men couldn't vote because they were black slaves, and yet they managed to get the vote before women did. Lots of women participated and died in wars too, as nurses, flying planes, etc, risking their lives as well. They took over men's jobs in factories only not getting paid as much as the men did. And where in the Hell do you get the idea I wish ill of 49% of the population just because I don't want women to be raped and harassed in the workplace or anywhere else?! If you haven't noticed that is what the care 2 article was about! YOU, Frank, are NUTS!

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