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Alyssa Milano gives Matt Damon a lesson on rape culture

Matt Damon, in a recent interview with ABC News, discussed the mounting charges of sexual misconduct from powerful men in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement.

“There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” Damon said in the interview with Peter Travers. “Both of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

Damon went on to comment on Louis C.K., saying that he thinks the comedian can work again and come back from his scandal.

“I don’t imagine he’s going to do those things again,” he said of C.K. “You know what I mean? I imagine the price that he’s paid at this point is so beyond anything; I just think that we have to kind of start delineating between what these behaviours are.”

His comments sparked outrage from fans and fellow celebrities alike. Alyssa Milano addressed Damon personally in a series of tweets in which she schooled the actor on rape culture.

She began by writing, “Dear Matt Damon, It’s the micro that makes the macro. We are in a “culture of outrage” because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous.”

She then said, “I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted – even welcomed – misogyny. We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long.”

“There are different stages of cancer. Some more treatable than others. But it’s still cancer. Sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and violence is a systemic disease. The tumour is being cut out right now with no anaesthesia. Please send flowers,” she concluded.

Hollywood is recently abuzz with allegations and accusations of sexual harassment being fired at high profile men in the industry. The #MeToo movement was launched to make women comfortable with speaking about sexual harassment. Many Hollywood bigwigs, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Sylvester Stallone and Charlie Rose have been destroyed in this movement.



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