More hypocrisy from the left. Remember when liberals lost their minds over Vice President Mike Pence’s wise practice of not dining alone with another women who isn’t his wife? The VP was called sexist; feminists were concerned that this patriarchal practice meant Pence didn’t view women as equals; others assumed if he couldn’t be trusted to be alone with women, he must have a cheating problem.
In the midst of the Harvey Weinstien scandal, reporter Nell Minow decided to reveal an interaction she had with former Friends star, David Schwimmer. According to Poynter, Minow was interviewing Schwimmer for an upcoming article about a movie he was working on when the area where the interview was being conducted became too noisy to hear. Schwimmer suggested they go up to his hotel room but realized it might be uncomfortable for her and said he could bring a third person along to be present in the room.
Minow is quoted as saying:
“I haven’t thought of that since it happened but the Weinstein stories made me not just remember it but remember it in an entirely different context as an indicator of the prevalence of predatory behaviour and as an indicator of Schwimmer’s integrity and sensitivity.
This wasn’t just about his being a good guy who would not have tried anything.
He understood what it is like to have to be constantly on the alert and he wanted to make sure I understood I was safe.”
She also says she declined the offer but appreciated his integrity.
So why is it that when Mike Pence does the same thing, he’s considered sexist? Why is there such an obvious double standard when it comes to Hollywood and people of faith?
What Schwimmer did was definitely respectable, especially in such a toxic Hollywood environment, and it’s a shame that the same media who is praising him now can’t see past their political bias to commend our Vice President for his honorable morals as well.