You might know Pamela Anderson for being the sex symbol she is, the former playmate, a Baywatch slow motion babe, or the star of the very first celebrity sex tape scandal, but now she's speaking out on politics and it's not what you'd expect from someone with that kind of past. When it comes to politics, usually she spends the majority of her time speaking out about animal rights and social justice issues, attempting to get more people onboard with veganism and faux fur jackets. However, she might want to focus a little less on updating Kim K and Melania Trump's wardrobes and more time researching feminism. Recently, Pamela talked with 60 Minutes Australia and of the many topics she spoke on, her unusual stance on #MeToo was what caught most peoples' attention.
In the interview, she said, "I think this feminism can go too far. I'm a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore...I think it paralyzes men, I think this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me. I'm sorry, I'll probably get killed for saying that." Later on in the interview, she noted she's probably not politically correct, but clearly, we already knew that.
But she didn't stop there. She continued to put her foot in her mouth and victim blame by saying, "My mother taught me don't go to a hotel with a stranger. If someone opens the door in a bathrobe and it's supposed to be a business meeting, maybe I should go with somebody else. I think some things are just common sense. Or, if you go in... get the job. I'm Canadian, I'm going to speak my mind."
Pamela was referencing the Harvey Weinstein allegations and was basically saying that women should be smarter than to end up in that type of terrifying scenario. However, the shocking twist is that she's been in situations similar and still has no sympathy because she was lucky enough that none of them ended with assault. Of the experiences that she spoke out about, she said she's been paid $500 to attend one of Trump's birthday parties, she was offered $10,000 to be in a jacuzzi with a man, and offered jobs on the condition that she goes to a hotel with a man for a "private audition." You would think that after all of these "close-call" scenarios, she'd be more understanding of the victims of sexual assault and she'd be on board with the #MeToo movement. But no, she thinks it's on women to be smarter. After all, why hold men accountable and "paralyze" them after they attempt to take advantage of a woman? That would just be too much for men to handle!
What do you think about Pamela Anderson's stance on women's rights and the #MeToo movement? Is she on to something or should she be more understanding and less victim blaming? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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