Katrina Day, the actress behind Lady Parts, a website she created to showcase the worst in sexist casting calls, told Hello Giggles in 2014 that she was initially scared to post.
“Misogyny and sexism in the entertainment industry certainly aren’t new developments.” Day explained.
As actress Heather Matarazzo wrote on Twitter in 2015, “I wish more women would speak up and help in this industry…I'm just so fucking tired of having duct tape over my mouth, but I also have a family to support. We need to know that we will be supported and not blacklisted from this industry.
As for Hammer’s claims, multiple reports insist that Woods and his current girlfriend, Kristen Bauguess, began dating when she was 20 years old and he was 66.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Before Bauguess, he was in a relationship with a woman named Ashley Madison, whom he reportedly started dating when he was 60 and she was either 19 or 20 years old.”While Tamblyn’s unexpected interjection was sure-to-go-viral content, striking in its absurdity and specificity, it was also illustrative of a number of disturbing trends.
In the immediate aftermath, we saw a textbook example of what happens when a woman in Hollywood calls out a famous man—she is expected to bend over backwards to substantiate her allegations, and he calls her a liar.
A Twitter user questioned Woods on the controversy, asking, “What makes a 24yo/17yo gay relationship inherently indecent but skeevy old guys trying to pick up a pair of 16 year old girls is okay? The second is a lie."When women call out a powerful man’s indecent or illegal behavior, they often seem to find themselves in far more precarious positions than the men they’re accusing.
” This disturbing practice of talent being subtly or overtly pressured into staying silent is well-documented.
In 2016, Thandie Newton condemned an incident in which a co-star groped her, and also revealed that a former publicist warned her against publicly discussing sexual abuse.
In an industry that’s predominately run by men, every actress, no matter how A-list, has something to fear from pissing off the wrong dude.
Just on Wednesday, actress Amber Tamblyn and husband, comedian David Cross, announced she was pregnant with her first child.
#NAMBLA.” Understandably irritated by a fellow actor invoking the abbreviation for the North American Man/Boy Love Association to critique his film, Hammer replied, “Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….? ‘Even better’ he said.”Since, as Tamblyn said in a follow-up tweet on Tuesday, “people love to question the integrity and honesty of women when they come forward with stories like this,” the actress and writer provided receipts.