Posts Tagged ‘bigotry’

#METOO how Celeste Cote helped W.Brett Wilson oppress me

Celeste Cote’s blog post about Brett allowing me to be sexually harassed in his gym

more of her blog. Click to enlarge

 

I honestly didn’t want to adress this; it was too painful for me to confront this woman; but my female and male followers just kept telling me to be brave; ” Just be brave one last time Gracie.” ” Gracie she obviously wrote this to excuse Brett of his behaviors and to try to make you look crazy.” one person wrote to me ” Why would another woman do this to another woman. On her profiles she claims to be about social justice? Do you think she works for CBC, cause they wanted to relaunch Jian Ghomeshi and they made all the women he preyed on look crazy too?” ” Why wouldn’t Brett Wilson just help you with his manager? Why did he hate you and your work so much? Does Brett Wilson hate women or did he just have it out for you? I just don’t understand why he wouldn’t want to help you with the good work you do?”

I can’t answer these questions. I am sorry I just don’t know? I don’t know why he couldn’t of just stepped in and told his gym manager to stop harassing me for her friend Joel Young whom I wrote about sexually harasing me. She was mad at me for standing up for myself and refused to believe me even though she wasn’t there  at our meeting or during the sexual harassment. I can only guess that she did it to climb the social lader herself at my expense. I learned that writing about women’s sexuality and publishing nude photos of myself as artistic expression with my writing on the subject of women’s sexual empowerment, made me a target for bullying and abuse for daring to break out of social norms. I don’t know why Brett Wilson saw me as a threat to his reputation. I don’t know what I triggered in him to make him lash out at me and to use other women in professional positions to attempt to discredit me and to destroy me publically with false aligations. I don’t know how I could possibly destroy his reputation even if I did have topless photography in his gym. All though I never asked to have topless photography in his gym only to have the same rights and privileges as other long term paying memebers.

Today, after much prompting from my followeres I did message Celeste on facebook to find that 2 years ago she had messaged me but it had not come up on my notifications. So she had written a libellious post on me, without contacting me for permission and then sent me the link to see what I had to say about it. Her bio says she is a professional and that she seeks real journalism but how is that acting in anyway professional. She was threatening and bullying. I will include my text messages to her. She denied wanting to hurt me but her actions speak otherwise. She is obviously not wanting me to take legal action against her so she is attempting to excuse her behavior just like she tired to excuse Brett’s public sexism in the post by trying to paint me as crazy and fucked up.

What is truly fucked up is that in this day and age; I as a woman am not free towards freedom of expression without being bullied, and treated without discrimination. It is absolutly fucking disgusting that we have people in the public eye posting about social justice while being total bigots for the wealthy and powerful. FUCK YOU!!!

But I will not stop fighting for women and for myself. I will not let these loosers power over me or excuse themselves of their ignorance and bigotry.

I am a real artist and a real writer that writes and expresses for the real honest to god freedom and justice for all.

Those fuckers though!

Why women are afraid to be feminists

 

I think the image posted above pretty much sums it up. Women are afraid to say they are feminist to men or take on the label of feminist because they don’t want to appear to be less feminine to men, they don’t want men to think that they are ” Man haters” and they don’t want men to think that they wish to emasculate them.

Women, young and old; fear that if they seem too independent, opinionated or forceful { assertive } that they will scare men off..or even worse incur their wrath, and so they will refrain from calling themselves Feminists. Of course women have good reasons towards these fears as they do happen quite often; because feminism has been branded that way overtime. The first Feminist who had to fight for the rights of women to vote, to be educated and not to be men’s property..and to own property in their own names had to be .. what would be considered ” Ball Breakers.”  see.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette

The Suffragette’s and other movements like this, ready did suffer for all women today, as they were imprisoned and put themselves through hunger strikes.. they were also beaten while protesting. They truly did stir up the wrath of the Patriarchy just so they and all women today could be seen as people rather than property to be owned by their father’s and husbands.

We still do risk the wrath of men today by being denied by some of them { love and protection } but by women not being willing to take a stand for their rights and the rights of the future generations we will be doomed to repeat the same dysfunctional patterns of behavior that has caused our society to be sickened with violence and injustices of all kinds.

Many groups of people are stripped of their basic human rights due to ignorance and prejudice and that is why groups like ” Black Lives Matter.” really do matter and that is why we have ” Gay Rights Parades” to draw attention to the fact that they are targets for abuse, because they often have their basic human rights stripped of them due to sex, sexual orientation or skin color.

There is no need of ” Manists” since they are not asking for equality but rather trying to maintain their power over minorities; this isn’t equality but rather emotional and mental abuse and bigotry.

The point is .. we need to redefine feminism by eroding the stereotype of what a feminist is as a person; I am a feminist and I don’t hate men. I am a feminist and I don’t wish to rule over men but like most feminist; men and women, I wish to be given equal opportunity, equal rights and equal pay for equal work and talents.. or intellect.

What feminism needs to be ultra successful are both equal male and female numbers; in saying that the Gay Rights Movement needs all of us to see that equal rights for everyone are equal rights for all of us.. and we need people of all skin colors to see that we must all stand for ” Black Lives Matter.” to create true justice and equality for all humanity. There is only one race and that  the human race.

As a Canadian I am proud of my Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for calling himself a feminist, thereby encouraging other men to step up and other women to come out of the feminist closet. I am hoping that within time Mr. Trudeau will implement equal pay, equal opportunity and equal rights.. I am sure he is working on it as am I making my voice matter upon writing this blog post.

As time goes on everything changes; as we know better we do better.. our Feminist Great Grandmothers had to be ball breakers as they were breaking out of this Patriarchy Prison; they had to do what they had to do..but things change when circumstances change. Lets all educate ourselves towards breaking free of ignorance towards enlightenment, to create true equality and justice for all.

 

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