N.O.W. Goes Hollywood - Spins Movie to Foment DV Hysteria

Started by Roy, Oct 24, 2005, 06:36 PM

previous topic - next topic
Go Down

Roy

The National Organization for Women is going into the movie business!

Partnering with producers of the just released "North Country" to launch another DV hysteria campaign, N.O.W. hopes to piggy-back on a potentially bankable feminist flick in the tradition of classics like "Norma Ray" and "Thelma & Louise."

N.O.W. appears to have hired some young and savvy marketing ideologues who understand how to tie-in politics with pop media.

(Lord knows Kim Gandy could use an extreme make-over, so maybe there's hope down the road.)

Explore the new web site created specifically for this N.O.W. venture into new media, at the links posted. (And I trust a few SYG'ers will have a field day with the Women Friendly Workplace Pledge, copied below.)


Hollywood Gets it Right -  by Liz Gilchrist, Gift Planning Director
October 14, 2005

"North Country" -- a new movie starring Academy Award-winners Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, and Sissy Spacek and directed by Niki Caro ("Whale Rider") -- opens on Oct. 21, and NOW is proud to be a partner in a unique collaboration to provide moviegoers with opportunities to take action against sexual harassment and domestic violence.

"North Country" is based on the true story of story of Lois Jenson, the lead plaintiff in the first successful sexual harassment class action lawsuit in the country, which was brought in 1988 against the Eveleth Mines in northern Minnesota. NOW, along with Feminist Majority Foundation and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, are working with one of the movie's producers, Participant Productions, in an action campaign called "Stand Up: A Campaign to End Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence." The campaign allows those who are moved by what they see in the movie to get involved in the issues.

The just-launched campaign website provides resource materials, action items and a community discussion space. In addition, users can download the Employee Pledge and Consumer Pledge we created for NOW's Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign and use them to bring women-friendly workplaces to their own neighborhoods.

NOW has been able to bring "North Country" to 20 campuses nationwide for a special sneak preview in the two weeks before the movie officially opens. College chapters and Campus Action Networks will follow the screenings with a variety of actions on their campuses, ranging from organizing town halls and speak outs on sexual harassment, to taking part in Take Back the Night marches against sexual assault, to starting purple ribbon campaigns against domestic violence.

When you visit the "Stand Up" website, don't miss the blogs, where NOW staffer Shauna Shames will be a regular contributor.

Check out the movie when it opens in your area, visit the "Stand Up" website and get involved in NOW's effort to make every workplace women-friendly.

http://www.now.org/issues/wfw/101405northcountry.html

----------


WOMEN-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE EMPLOYER'S PLEDGE
______________________________________________ (name of company or employer)
hereby pledges to support our employees and honor our customers/clients by ensuring a Women-Friendly Workplace. We pledge that we:

Treat all customers/clients equally and with respect, without regard to their sex, race, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or size.
Provide a workplace free of discrimination based on sex, race, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or size.
Support all employees in their efforts to balance work and family responsibilities. In this regard, we not only meet the minimum requirements of the law but also strive toward policies that are genuinely family-friendly. (Such policies might include paid sick leave, flex-time, job sharing, child care and/or elder care benefits, family and medical leave for companies not legally obligated to provide it.)
Do not tolerate sexual or racial harassment. We educate all employees, including management, with regard to these policies and rigorously enforce them.
Ensure that any allegation of sexual or racial harassment, sexual assault and sex or race discrimination are promptly and thoroughly investigated. Employees making such allegations are protected from retaliation and are not required to seek redress from a workers' compensation board or forced to submit to arbitration in lieu of pursuing legal or statutory remedies.
Have an affirmative action program to ensure that we include women and people of color in the recruitment, hiring and promotion of employees.
Do not tolerate sexist, racist, sexually-explicit or pornographic images in the workplace or at any company-sponsored events.
Respect the laws that recognize the right of our employees to organize and establish an independent voice.
Provide all employee benefits without discrimination based on sex. Any health benefits offered cover the full range of reproductive health services -- including abortion.
Do not discriminate on the basis of marital status or sexual orientation. Benefits provided to spouses of employees are also extended to domestic partners -- including
same-sex couples.


Make this pledge to our employees and our customers or clients on __________. (date)
Signed ___________________________________________________________
Title _____________________________________________________________
Print Name________________________________________________________
Address__________________________________________________________
City___________________________________ State____________
Zipcode________________ Phone ___________________________


http://www.participate.net/standup

Quote
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")

SecondToDie

Their idea of a Women-Friendly Workplace is really a Marxist-Friendly Workplace.

Russ2d

I especially love:

Ensure that any allegation of sexual or racial harassment, sexual assault and sex or race discrimination are promptly and thoroughly investigated. Employees making such allegations are protected from retaliation and are not required to seek redress from a workers' compensation board or forced to submit to arbitration in lieu of pursuing legal or statutory remedies.

Hmmm no mention of protection of the individual against false charges...In other words allow women to make any accusation without proof and responsibility and remove any recourse the accused might have for a defense.


Have an affirmative action program to ensure that we include women and people of color in the recruitment, hiring and promotion of employees.

Ah yes, continue to discriminate against men as has been done for the past 30 years and then watch NOW sit back and crow about all the "gains" women have made and how they have "proved" themselves capable.

D

It's articles like this that make me believe there are plans for men like 'The Final Solution'.

Lee R.

This movie is complete FICTION.

The story is a composite of various pseudo-scenarios.

This is political agitprop, nothing more.

damnbiker

One thing to keep in mind, this is a movie and it sounds dreadfully boring.  Personally I know of nobody who would be willing to shell out $13 to sleep through it.  I'm sure it will win lots of awards though.  *Yawn*
It's not illegal to be a man...yet.

khakkrumthebulgar

Charlize Theron the beautiful Actress is a Misandrist. In Monster she portrayed Aileen Wurnos the Serial Killer and Torturer of Men. The Plot of the movie shows Wurnos becoming a Killer after a Rape that was very brutal. The truth is that Wurnos Mother was afraid of her violent daughter. Wurnos tortured her Male victims according the the Forensic Scientist who testified at her Murder trial. She was a Lesbian Predator and no
victim. She saw Men as subhuman. She admitted to torturing and killing her victims.

Now another Misandrist piece of crap movies. Hollywood continues to see a decline of Box Office Receipts. Males appear to be staying away from their garbage. Movies are being made for Gay Males and Women. It is not worth your time or Money.
eminism Delende Est

NobleTry

Quote from: "SecondToDie"
Their idea of a Women-Friendly Workplace is really a Marxist-Friendly Workplace.


I'll second that thought. Feminism is so closely tied with Marxism that it's often difficult to tell them apart.

SecondToDie

Also, they advocate that companies hire more minorities and women.  Does this mean that the NBA needs to hire more whites?  And do hospitals need to hire more male nurses?

Factory

I don't know about down there in the States, but up here in Canada in the last few days at least, every advertisement I have seen for North Country has been very carefully edited.

In fact, there's no indication at all that the film is about sexual harrassment and lawsuits.  None.  Zero.

Gee, wonder if they're starting to realize we're all sick as hell of this shit.

fezzik

Quote from: "SecondToDie"
Their idea of a Women-Friendly Workplace is really a Marxist-Friendly Workplace.


Other than the implied Woman=Good (threfore Man = Bad) title, the only bullet point in their Workplace list I disagree with is the Affirmitave Action one. Most of them are more banal than offensive.

Quote
Do not tolerate sexist, racist, sexually-explicit or pornographic images in the workplace or at any company-sponsored events.

Quote
Respect the laws that recognize the right of our employees to organize and establish an independent voice.


Don't break the law and don't bring porn to work are hard to disagree with.
Are you a man?', that's what she asked, as if I were wearing a man mask. -- Sean Altman

Roy

fezzik --

I kinda agree with you, and that's why I posted this topic.

If you look just at the language, it seems very common sense and equality-oriented.

Quote
Treat all customers/clients equally and with respect, without regard to their sex, race, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or size.
Provide a workplace free of discrimination based on sex, race, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or size.
Support all employees in their efforts to balance work and family responsibilities. In this regard, we not only meet the minimum requirements of the law but also strive toward policies that are genuinely family-friendly. (Such policies might include paid sick leave, flex-time, job sharing, child care and/or elder care benefits, family and medical leave for companies not legally obligated to provide it.)
Do not tolerate sexual or racial harassment. We educate all employees, including management, with regard to these policies and rigorously enforce them.


Now, the problem comes in when you filter these words through the feminist language-concept-distortion machine.

In the end, all this gibbersih is just camouflage for feminist aggression in the workplace.

No white males will ever enjoy a policy against racial or sexual harassment.

Why?

Because the OPPRESSOR cannot be OPPRESSED!

Get it?  8)
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")

Men's Rights Activist

To the best of my recollection sexual harassment by law is still based on what a "reasonable woman" assumes sexual harassment to be.  How sexist and bigoted can you get?
Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness are fundamental rights for all (including males), & not contingent on gender feminist approval or denial. Consider my "Independence" from all tyrannical gender feminist ideology "Declared" - Here & Now!

SecondToDie

Quote from: "Men's Rights Activist"
To the best of my recollection sexual harassment by law is still based on what a "reasonable woman" assumes sexual harassment to be.  How sexist and bigoted can you get?


Men can sue for sexual harrassment and have.  There have been cases of male nurses suffereing sexual harrassment at work and suing - one was quite recently.  Maybe someone will make a movie about his experiences... or not.

no2fembots

Quote from: "Factory"
I don't know about down there in the States, but up here in Canada in the last few days at least, every advertisement I have seen for North Country has been very carefully edited.

In fact, there's no indication at all that the film is about sexual harrassment and lawsuits.  None.  Zero.

Gee, wonder if they're starting to realize we're all sick as hell of this shit.


I think that they are just switching tactics, Factory.  They want to get bums in seats in order to spread their message of hate.  

Sorta like, "you're not going into a gas chamber, folks!  Just a nice, hot shower!"
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."  - Winston Churchill
                                                                                   
"Get Angry...Get Loud... GET UP off your KNEES!"

Go Up