Pamela Anderson: Weinstein Victims ‘Knew What They Were Getting Into’ — Attacks ‘Victimhood Feminism’ [WATCH]

Pamel Anderson, a name that doesn’t need much introduction, did an interview with Megyn Kelly telling her that the women who put themselves in a hotel room alone with known predator Harvey Weinstein knew ‘what [they] were getting into.’

KELLY: Were you surprised when you heard all the women coming out about him?

ANDERSON: No. I think it was common knowledge that certain producers and certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid. Privately. You know what you’re getting into if you go to a hotel room alone.

KELLY: Well a lot of the women talk about how they felt — their agent set it up, their agent wouldn’t put them in a dangerous position — this is a famous guy.

ANDERSON: Send somebody with them, that’s what they should have done. I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that, that’s not a good excuse.

Anderson went on to give her personal experience of having ‘ample opportunity’ to boost her career in exchange for sexual favors from Hollywood higher-ups, but she refused the offers.

ANDERSON: When I came to Hollywood, of course I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense, just common sense: don’t go into a hotel room alone; if someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. You know, common sense. …Hollywood is very seductive, and people want to be famous.

Anderson has received heated backlash from feminists on the website jezebel, but she has not backed down from her claims; going so far as to publish a letter to TMZ saying she “will not be coerced into an apology” and dunking any claim she was “victim blaming.”

“I think this narrative of ‘victim blaming’ and ‘lack of solidarity’ is trying to coerce me (and others) into consensus on something that should be debated and discussed broadly,” said Anderson.

“There are also a lot of self-protection courses. There is even a well known story of suffragettes learning martial arts and protection when doing activism for right to vote,” she wrote.

“So this is not victim blaming but looking at the issue from the angle of women being aware of certain problems and how to spot them and fight them. It is totally hypocritical to ignore this. And it is not helping anyone to ignore the realities in the society we live in. The causes of the problem and solutions are complex and women who do not live in the utopian bubble must be aware of what is going on. And that is what I have highlighted,” she added.

Pamela continued, “This exactly what I am saying is a problem with the contemporary ‘victimhoood feminism’! The people who subscribe to that notion tolerate and actually expect women to talk about the stories of abuse and experiences with creeps. But they would NOT tolerate a woman with her own opinion. So pathetic.”

 

h/t Daily Wire

Here is the letter:

I think this narrative of “victim blaming” and “lack of solidarity” is trying to coerce me (and others) into consensus on something that should be debated and discussed broadly.

I can tell you that from my experience of working on protectin – be it a protection of journalists and human rights defenders and internet security – there is ALWAYS a call and recommendation to see the issues in their complexity. There is understanding of a need to address the issue on structural and legal level, to punish perpetrators but also to build resiliance and ability of “self-protection”. What techniques you should use online, what precautions you should take when covering certain issues as a journalists. There are also a lot of self-protection courses. There is even a well known story of suffragettes learning martial arts and protection when doing activism for right to vote.

I did not say that women deserved being abused or that the pigs like Weinstein were not to be punished. Quite an opposite, I said myself that Weinstein is a sexist pig and a bully.

So this is not victim blaming but looking at the issue from the angle of women being aware of certain problems and how to spot them and fight them. It is totally hypocritical to ignore this. And it is not helping anyone to ignore the realities in the society we live in. The causes of the problem and solutions are complex and women who do not live in the utopian bubble must be aware of what is going on. And that is what I have highlighted.

I do NOT wish apologise for what I said.

And will not get coerced into apology.

This exactly what I am saying is a problem with the contemporary “victimhoood feminism”! The people who subscribe to that notion tolerate and actually expect women to talk about the stories of abuse and experiences with creeps.

But they would NOT tolerate a woman with her own opinion. So pathetic.

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