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Pamela Anderson Doubles Down On Her Claims About Harvey Weinstein Accusers

Pamela Anderson raised some eyebrows with her assessment of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and she’s not backing down in the face of the backlash she’s received. Anderson’s comments were construed as if she was victim-blaming Weinstein’s accusers, but she has somewhat clarified her stance. As the Huffington Post shares, she’s still not apologizing for what she had to say.

Anderson was appearing on NBC’s ‘Megyn Kelly Today,’ and the star outlined a number of traumatic experiences from her own past in which she was sexually assaulted. Despite her own experiences, which include sexual abuse and being gang-raped, Anderson manages to keep things in perspective.

“We naturally blame ourselves. … You somehow think that you are to blame, but I learned to never put myself into those situations again,” Anderson said. “When I came to Hollywood, I, of course, had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense. Common sense ― don’t go into a hotel room alone, if someone answers the door in a bathrobe, you know, leave.”

The pair was talking through the Weinstein scandal, which has led to a number of women coming forward to recount similar experiences with the disgraced mogul. As Anderson sees it, the victims shouldn’t have been all that surprised by what happened.

“No, I think it was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid. Privately,” she said. “You know what you’re getting into if you go to a hotel room alone.”

Reaction was not kind to Anderson’s remarks, and scores of observers said she was engaging in victim-blaming. That would inspire Anderson to clarify things on her personal blog, but she still stands by what she had to say.

“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 wrote. “I do NOT wish apologize for what I said. And will not get coerced into apology.”

As Anderson sees it, the response to her simple words points to additional problems that have helped to exacerbate the current environment.

“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,” she added. “But they would NOT tolerate a woman with her own opinion. So pathetic.”

Those that disagreed with Anderson’s first take are not going to be pleased with what she had to say the second time around either, but perhaps she at least deserves the chance to be heard without being blasted for providing some different perspective from her own experiences.

Source: HuffPost
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