) and that the liberal world of Hollywood would consider you a prude if you spoke out.
But now, while the mores of Hollywood may not have changed, the partisan climate had.
And that's just how shit be Now she never told her fam, and I never wanted kids from the start But the fact that I never had a say, and that's what really sat on my heart Like some real shit, that shit there had me stressing, cos bare people can't have kids in the world So who are we to say no to a blessing?
Uh, and when I think back in the days of course I woulda changed it Cos I'm lucky I ain't got a BM, like them other youtes that were dressed in the same shit Uh, and I swear if God gives me a bag of tops, what are they gonna say to my daughter? I mean cuz, see I was nuts, I was out here tryna buss nuts I'm thinking of meeting girls for the first time and they got with a man that be fucked It ain't about who you go bed with, it's who's there when you wake up But you ain't gotta take my advice my G, cos I'm just Cadet aka the Slut In “Slut Freestyle,” Cadet takes his listener on a journey through his various experiences with the opposite sex: flirting in his adolescence; being faced with deceit and desire as a young adult, as well as regrets in adulthood.
One obvious answer, suggested by Rebecca Traister in a widely-circulated column and others like Ross Douthat, is that Weinstein has lost enough of his clout in Hollywood that it’s finally safe to call him out (a dynamic that’s hardly unique to Weinstein). Perhaps because of shifts in how we understand these kinds of abuses.
Douthat’s masterful 2014 column on the nature of sexual abuse and how it thrives wherever people have unquestioned power and authority remains the gold standard on this issue. Specifically, there’s one important piece missing from Traister’s column, especially this part, referencing how hard it was to get anyone interested in taking on Harvey Weinstein in 2000: His behavior toward women was obviously understood to be a bad thing—this was a decade after Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas had helped the country to understand that sexual harassment was not just a quirk of the modern workplace, but a professional and economic crime committed against women as a class. Recent years have seen scores of women, finding strength and some kind of power in numbers, come forward and tell their stories about Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump.
When a story as well-known to people “in the know” as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual behavior towards women under his power comes to light, the inevitable questions are “why did it take so long” and “why now?