The Real Reason Behind the #metoo Movement


As a woman, I would like to put in my two cents on how I feel about the #metoo movement.  My view is probably the opposite of the majority of women.  When I first started noticing the #metoo movement on Facebook, I was already annoyed. Almost every girl that I’m friends with on Facebook put their status as #metoo. So I looked in to what the hell this meant. It is supposed to mean that they have been assaulted by a man or men. Alright…well isn’t that supposed to be a private matter? Why are they exploiting their sexual past?

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At the start of the #metoo movement, it had a clear purpose and the women probably weren’t lying.  Then, it started to become a trend that every girl wanted to say they were a part of but were clearly lying.

Not to be judgmental, but another thing I noticed about the girls that were posting #metoo as their statuses were not very attractive. I acknowledge that everyone’s view on what is and what is not attractive is different so take what I said with a grain of salt. But because of this, I was already starting to see what the #metoo movement was really about. Again, as a female, I know how we operate, and I can tell you this: it seemed to me like these women were trying to act like men were desperately trying to get in their pants and these women “didn’t want that to happen”. The women definitely wanted it to happen. And now that it happened, they feel regretful. They probably feel regretful because the man that they had sex with rejected them and didn’t end up having a long term relationship with them.

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That was my initial notion. It annoyed me and I complained about how much it annoyed me to my boyfriend and my mom, but I was just like “Whatever. Just like any other fad, this will gradually stop.” In all actuality, it got worse. It got worse to the point that it seemed like a lot of men were getting in trouble for something they didn’t do.

There were a lot of famous men being accused. So I started to become even more angry about the movement. But again, whatever…what can I do about it? The straw that broke the camel’s back for me was when James Franco got accused of assault. FIVE women came out at once and claimed that James Franco sexually assaulted them. ALL AT ONCE. Okay…seriously? If this was really the case, then why didn’t they report this RIGHT after it happened?  Now he can’t even get a well-deserved Oscar because of them.  Not that I know the insider info on this, but come on…why all at once girls?  Sexual assault is supposed to be reported soon after…not 3 years later.

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A lot of female celebrities started doing this to other famous men before James. Now it is just continuing. In my opinion, this needs to stop. If a woman gets sexually assaulted, it should be required for her to report it RIGHT AFTER it happened and not decide years later just to ruin a man’s career and/or life. Also, WHERE’S THE EVIDENCE?

From my point of view, the #metoo movement turned out to be about unattractive women trying to show that men are “so into them that they take advantage of them”. And it also turned out to be an elaborate scheme to ruin famous mens’ careers just because of regrets and rejection. Can we just chill out girls?

Chill out girl

‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (1964) Top 5 Scenes


*SPOILERS*

In the past 5 years, I’ve become a relatively big fan of the comedian Joey Diaz. At least once a month, he talks about “A Fistful of Dollars” (AFD) and the “Dollars” trilogy. AFD is the first installment of this trilogy which also included “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. He has nothing but good words to say about the film. It’s clearly one of the greatest films ever created, in his opinion. So I finally decided to bite the bullet and watch it for myself. I was definitely not let down by the experience. In fact, I found the film very inspiring.

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Here’s Who You Have To Thank For This Post

On that note, today I’m going to recap what I thought were the top 5 scenes of AFD. AFD was released in 1964 in Italy and in 1967 in the States. Yes – even at over 50 years old (52 to be exact), it still holds up today. It even has one of the highest scores on Rotten Tomatoes, 98%. It was Clint Eastwood’s first leading role as “Joe”, or more famously, “the Man with No Name”.

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No Name Required

The film was directed by Sergio Leone, the famous director of 60’s era Spaghetti Western films. As a matter of fact, Leone is considered the “creator” of the entire Spaghetti Western genre. I think the genre is called “SPAGHETTI” Western because they were made in Italy, and that’s from where the world got spaghetti. Furthermore, AFD is treated as the film that established the genre. It is set in San Miguel, Mexico in the late 19th century.

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No One Fucks With the Leone

Sergio Leone also happens to be Quentin Tarantino’s favorite director. In addition, Tarantino’s favorite film is “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, also directed by Leone, and the final member of the “Dollars” trilogy. You can definitely see the Spaghetti Western influence in pretty much all of Tarantino’s films. However, the influence is most apparent in “Django Unchained” (2012) and “The Hateful Eight” (2015). But I digress; let’s start out by looking at the #5 scene from AFD, as decided by me, Jules Didlio.

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The Spaghetti Western Starter Pack

5). At 5:30 “Joe” (Clint Eastwood) rides into town (San Miguel). One of the first things he passes is a noose hanging from a tree. Next, a man crosses paths with Joe. Joe turns around to see there’s a sign on the man’s back that says “adios amigo”. This scene sets the tone for the rest of the movie. He definitely isn’t riding into small town, suburban, peaceful America. He’s entering the violent, lawless, ruthless Mexico of the 19th century.

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Welcome to San Miguel. Population: Declining

#4). At 58:05 Joe is shown shooting the groin of a suit of armor, I found some humor in this scene. My first thought upon watching this was the multiple mentions throughout the film of aiming for people’s hearts when shooting. And also the literal shooting of people’s hearts throughout the film.

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Someone Get The Man A Black And Mild

Before I could even finish my thought, as Joe is walking towards the armor, Ramón Rojo shoots the heart-area of the armor. The man actually forms a heart with his bullets in the armor. This scene contains my favorite verbal exchange of the whole film:

Ramón declares, “When you want to kill a man, you must shoot for his heart, and the Winchester is the best weapon”. Joe replies, “That’s very nice, but I’ll stick with my .45.”. Ramón answers, “When a man with a .45 meets a man with a rifle, the man with the pistol will be a dead man.” **Spoiler alert**, this is a HUGE foreshadowing of the end of the movie.

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Say Hello To My Little Winchester

#3). At 25:42 Joe is watching from a safe distance as a massacre of the Mexican Army is occurring. Ramón of the Rojo family is doing the killing. This is just a cool, action packed scene. Reminds me of the “Say Hello To My Little Friend” scene from Scarface. This is exactly what comes to mind when I think of what should happen in western movies. This scene is significant to the storyline for a couple of reasons. One is it shows that, even though San Miguel is in the country of Mexico, the Mexican government has very little control over the people of this particular town, and the 2 sparring families are the real authority in the area. It also shows that Joe doesn’t have to answer to anyone, because the “legitimate” government has no authority.

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The Real Say Hello To My Little Friend

#2). At 1:02:08 Joe is shown shooting up a room full of men. He walks in and says “Hello!” This way they can look the man in the eye who has come to take their souls. They’re all gone in less than 5 seconds. After shooting, Joe starts ransacking the room, and while he’s not paying attention, one of the men starts to move. Marisol warns him of the movement. He quickly throws the machete into the man’s chest and solves that small issue.

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Beauty!

#1). Our winner! At 42:00 Joe is shown shooting at a man’s feet who is guarding a door, “the bullet dance”. Immediately I thought of the scene in Goodfellas with Spider (Michael Imperioli) doing the bullet dance while Tommy (Joe Pesci) is shooting at his feet – eventually shooting one of those feet. Which is also alluded to in The Sopranos when Christopher (Imperioli, again) shoots at the feet of a bakery worker, causing him to do the “bullet dance”, eventually shooting one of his feet. Is it a coincidence that the “bullet dance” was featured in Italian Spaghetti Westerns, and also mob movies and shows that came after it? All I can do is point out that this type of scene appears in both genres.

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Xplosive!

And that’s all folks. Remember this list is MY opinion. And I’m not a film expert. So I’m sure there will be some people out there who disagree with me. I had a handful (or Fistful) of runners-up and stressed out mucho over this list. So please give me your opinions and also your opinions about my opinions.

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He Was Sore The Next Day