During an interview with Radio Times, Dame Angel Lansbury, 92, said women often ‘gone out of their way to make themselves attractive,’ and ‘we must sometimes take blame, women.’
Of course she is commenting about all the other Hollywood actresses who’ve come out with stories of sexual harassment committed by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Her point of view on the whole issue is starkly different.
“There are two sides to this coin. We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us – and this is where we are today.”
“We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that. Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped,” Lansbury said.
She clarified: “Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn’t have to be. There’s no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now – it will have to. I think a lot of men must be very worried at this point.”
This is where one can disagree with Ms. Lansbury.
Yes, the way women dress can provoke indecent humans to lewd acts. However, situations can be avoided and women should be prepared for any type of attack.
Ladies, flaunt your stuff in a tasteful way. You will be respected and when you do decide to flaunt your stuff:
- Get ready for cat calls, etc., depending on where you’re located.
- Try to avoid scenarios that give men the opportunity to sexually harass or rape you.
- Should a man attempt to grab you, defend yourself.
Wanting to look gorgeous is not wrong, however rely on no one but yourself to protect your life and honor.