Imagine, if you will, a very typical Hollywood scene:
The male actor du jour – let's say an Armie Hammer or an Ansel Elgort ('cause they're everywhere these days) – sits in his publicist's office, going over the Do's and Do Not's of the upcoming Golden Globes.
"These Golden Globes will be fraught with peril," the publicist cautions, blowing a plume of smoke from her electric cigarette. "All the women have their panties in a bunch about the whole Times Up and #MeToo movements. This is not the time to make a mistake."
"What do I do?" asks the hapless actor, all doe-eyed innocence.
The publicist thinks about it for a second. Finally, she leans forward, and looks into his eyes. "Don't speak," she advises. "Don't. Speak."
"Speaking your truth is the most power tool we all have!"...Oprah Winfrey #YourStoryMatters #Oprah #GoldenGlobes… https://t.co/F1MjtkFUhH— Teresa L. Holmes (@Teresa L. Holmes)1515408021.0
📷 At the #GoldenGlobes, not just another red carpet: https://t.co/uLtafXS9Cm https://t.co/pgK71xyrlG— NPR (@NPR)1515432200.0
Harvey Weinstein says the claim that he "hurt" a charity is "unforgivable" https://t.co/rafl8umpfH https://t.co/6weeJVmT7a— New York Post (@New York Post)1514518928.0
Director Peter Jackson alleges Harvey Weinstein blacklisted Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd - https://t.co/0CKlpLIsRR https://t.co/K4SqrRxZ9R— Snorker News (@Snorker News)1513697817.0
WATCH: Debra Messing calls out E! for pay inequality during red carpet interview with E! https://t.co/BJwOl5tLgg https://t.co/wvD2m6SD2R— The Hill (@The Hill)1515383584.0
@studentactivism Nope. But Honorable mentions to the Handmaid’s Tale Guy shouting out resistance trying to stop han… https://t.co/5va5Ol1nt9— Katie Unger 🔥 (@Katie Unger 🔥)1515384814.0
I think a lot of men did not speak towards #MeToo is because if they did they’d have a target on their back and they know people would deep tissue search their backgrounds and make a headline out of any contradictions. cowardly, but I think that’s what happened.— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) January 8, 2018
This is so important because it illustrates the emotional load that women carry when trying to succeed. Women spen… https://t.co/ZR4lt1OTb5— Jaime Santos (@Jaime Santos)1515385944.0
@studentactivism Really makes me think "big fat NOPE" is the answer to "will men do real work to help fix the issue… https://t.co/LeFR2k2qWz— Mallory Yu (@Mallory Yu)1515383859.0
@melloyelloochre @studentactivism @ThePlaylist A simple "Look a all the women who are speaking out tonight — I stan… https://t.co/W2dLhyeV05— Elizabeth Chorney-Booth (@Elizabeth Chorney-Booth)1515387608.0
Being an activist, being a member of society, being alive demands that we risk screwing up and saying or doing the wrong thing.— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) January 8, 2018