Thursday, October 06, 2005

Theron Considers Sexual Harrassment Against Men Humorous

Oscar winner Charlize Theron (remember ladies, if you want to be recognized by the Academy of Arts and Science for your so-called theatrical talents, hook onto those roles in which you play a whore – grabs their attention every time) in her new film, North, which is reportedly in the same vein as Erin Brockovich (complete with exaggeration, misinterpretations, and straight-out lies, no doubt), play the first woman who filed suit in court for sexual harassment at work. So, in order to better coup with her character, she sexually harassed (jokingly, of course) her male co-workers on set. In an interview, Theron said, “It was quite a laugh and I think they quite enjoyed it”. Whether it was in good fun or not, does this not seem a bit hypocritical on Theron’s part? Sexual harassment against women is morally unethical but sexual harassment against men is farcical? Anyone else see the irony in all of this? Sexual harassment, regardless of whether it is against men or women, is never a light-hearted matter and should be treated seriously. Although the boundaries of what constitutes as sexual harassment and what does not need to be seriously redefined.