In Defense of the Indefensible

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Plutonius, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    An interesting interview with 69 year old fashion designer Donna Karan. She said that Harvey Weinstein's victims were asking for it by the way they were dressing and their sexuality.

    I'm surprised that people still use the "blame the victim for the way they dress" excuse and wonder if she actually believes it. It's also ironic that she is a fashion designer.
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Well that’s just the same stupid stuff we’ve heard for years.

    It doesn’t sound any better coming out of the mouth of a fashion designer.
     
  3. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately I think there's a few posters here that will agree with Donna Karan.
     
  4. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    That’s incredibly surprising that anyone would say that, let alone another woman.
     
  5. poloponies Suspended

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    She has more in common with 69 year olds than fashion designers.
     
  6. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Blaming the victim is a sad, awful thing.
     
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    Are they wearing her designs and asking for it?
     
  8. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's why I mentioned her age.
     
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    FYI, Harvey's wife is Georgina Chapman, a fashion designer and owner of Marchesa. Ironic indeed, and surprising to hear Karan say these things.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgina_Chapman
     
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    I hope her business suffers for her asinine comments.
    Victim blaming is disgusting.
     

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