The Paw Print

Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

Matt+Damon+took+a+stand+to+defend+innocent+men+who+haven%27t+been+found+guilty+of+sexual+misconduct%2C+but+that+doesn%27t+mean+that+he%27s+right.
Matt Damon took a stand to defend innocent men who haven't been found guilty of sexual misconduct, but that doesn't mean that he's right.

Matt Damon took a stand to defend innocent men who haven't been found guilty of sexual misconduct, but that doesn't mean that he's right.

Photo by Bob and Matt, Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Bob and Matt, Wikimedia Commons

Matt Damon took a stand to defend innocent men who haven't been found guilty of sexual misconduct, but that doesn't mean that he's right.

Eliza Benyaminova, Guest Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






At the premiere of his new movie, “Downsizing,” Matt Damon ignorantly addresses the sexual misconduct in Hollywood, completely missing the point of the sexual harassment movement.

While promoting his new movie, Damon, in an interview with Business Insider, said, “We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys — the preponderance of men I’ve worked with — who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.”

This completely ludicrous statement is a great example of why issues like these need to be talked about.

For some unexplainable reason, Damon believes people should be talking more about the men in Hollywood who have not committed sexual harassment – but I believe Damon should just stick to acting rather than advocating for unneeded issues.

Men should not be praised for not sexually harassing women. Men should not be praised for doing what they should be doing in the first place. And most important, men, or anyone in general, should not be praised for refraining from disrespecting, harassing, or assaulting other human beings.

Instead of supporting individuals who have been victims of sexual misconduct, who have finally gained the voice to speak out, Damon is counterproductively moving away from the goal of the movement – to fight sexual harassment and eliminate the belief that celebrity allows individuals to do so without consequence.  

Kevin Winter of Business Insider said, “Damon has recently been under fire for comments he made about sexual misconduct in Hollywood.”

This is not the first time Damon is being ridiculed for making demeaning and unproductive comments on the issue.

During the premiere, Damon also said,”There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated, without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

Asking “right?” after every single one his statements makes me question his beliefs even more. It seems like Damon is unaware if his opinions are genuine or accurate, needing reassurance that some sexual harassment should be talked about more than others.

People must work together to prevent sexual harassment and put an end to rape culture.

State Representative, Graig Meyer, agrees and said,“What’s more important is that we stop people from harassing or assaulting others in the first place, and that’s only going to happen with a change in consciousness.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    New Wildcat Soul Cycle class takes off

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: The Kardashians actually do have talent

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: You shouldn’t kill wasps

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: Humans impact Hurricane Florence

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: Lockdown procedure thrives

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: Amazon shouldn’t sell face-recognition technology to police

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: Microsoft’s acquisition of Semantic Machines outrageous

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: First interracial royal wedding marks start of new British era

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    Opinion: Hollywood witch hunt endangers innocent men

  • Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed

    Opinion

    College searching sucks | Opinion

The Official Newspaper of Mayfield High School
Damon’s wrong: His ignorance shows sexual harassment movement needed