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05 March 2011 @ 04:38 am
The Disposable Woman  
The Disposable Woman by Anna Holmes, is a New York Times op-ed piece that asks some pertinent questions about Sheen's history and what the media chooses to focus on as well as why CBS waited so long to rein him in.

Do men like Sheen choose to beat up on sex-workers for the same reason that serial killers so often choose them as victims? Have we decided that they are disposable? And just why is it that Charlie Sheen's career has been unaffected despite guilty and no contest pleas to abuse and assault of women but Chris Brown's career suffered so much?

Note that it wasn't until Sheen publicly criticized a man who was above him in the hierarchy that CBS put the show on hold and then canceled the remaining episodes this season.
W. Lotus: Peacefulwlotus on March 5th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Do I need to point out the color and lineage of those two offenders to make it clear why one's career has not suffered and the other's has?

Sheen isn't being punished for being an asshat to women. He's being punished for being an asshat to someone more powerful and privileged than him.
Tapatitapati on March 6th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
I think that race is a major factor but also Sheen's choice of women to victimize most of the time causes people not to care as much.

Rihanna is well liked, very famous and successful in her own right, and the photo published as well as details of the police report caused quite a stir. The only women who had comparable evidence with regard to Sheen were sex workers. I think it is tragic that a sex worker can require stitches in her lip or another have to lock herself in a bathroom and no one seems to care about them.
W. Lotus: Peacefulwlotus on March 6th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Sheen's race and the profession of Sheen's victims are equal factors, from where I'm sitting.

No woman should have to go through what those sex workers went through at Sheen's hands. For that and the open drug use, he ought to be in jail. I have no pity for the man, even if he is mentally ill, as some folks say he is.
Tapatitapati on March 6th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
He has had plenty of money to get himself some help. I have no pity for him either, just for the women and his children.

I wish Preston would come forward at some point with the REAL story of how he shot her. I just don't believe the gun was in his pants pocket and she picked it up and it went off. Really? I think it's safe now for her to tell the truth about it. I think she'd be believed despite the Scientology involvement.
W. Lotus: Peacefulwlotus on March 6th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
He has had plenty of money to get himself some help.

This is exactly what I said on Twitter a few days ago.

I hope the whole truth comes out, too. Enough of the rich and spoiled brat famous covering their tracks when they publicly misbehave.