We as moviegoers consume and laugh at sexual harassment without even noticing it — in this sampling of 11 films, all hugely popular, not one deals with the ramifications of the sexual harassment that's been turned into a punch line. The harassment here functions as part of the scenery, more or less unaddressed. Whether the harasser or the harassed is the butt of the joke is beside the point; these moments are unimportant, accepted, and almost instantly forgotten by the film and its characters. The sexual harassment is purely atmospheric. Although I don't think that there needs to be a scale for "how bad" an instance of sexual harassment is, I acknowledge that some of the moments below seem far more damaging than others. The thread linking all 11 is both their comedic intent and how unimportant they are to the respective films — sometimes the moment shows the "badness" of a male character, sometimes it shows how "strong" the female character is, and sometimes it's nothing but a meaningless joke.
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Skip to Content. One of the joys of parenthood is sharing your favorite childhood movies with your kids. So when it was my turn to choose a movie for family movie night recently, I was excited to show my tweens the original Ghostbusters. But pretty early in the film, Bill Murray's character starts acting super sleazy with one of his young, female students. I had completely forgotten about this scene -- and the more I thought about all the '80s movies I loved as a teenager, I realized this wasn't even the worst of it. Looking back, it's pretty incredible how many kid- and teen-targeted movies included scenes of sexual harassment, assault, or even rape -- mostly for laughs. Watching now, these scenes feel completely outdated and inappropriate.
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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting another. Jeremy previously denied the allegations through his lawyer Stuart Goldfarb. Jeremy was arrested Tuesday and has had an initial court appearance.
For women who are prostitutes , rape is every bit as traumatic as it is for women who are not sex workers. It may even be more painful, as the act reopens old wounds and buried memories of unbearable abuse. In fact, prostitutes demonstrate many of the same characteristics as soldiers returning from the battlefield. In the s, researchers Melissa Farley and Howard Barkan conducted a study on prostitution, violence against women and post-traumatic stress disorder , interviewing San Francisco prostitutes. Their findings indicate assault and rape are all too commonplace:.