This story, true or false is a pathetic waste of good gossip…

This story, true or false is a pathetic waste of good gossip…

hollyweird.jpgAnd still today when we thought that the mainstream media would finally begin to leave The Massacre at Las Vegas” just a small bit of rest, “No-no,” exudes William Blakely from Annapolis Maryland who tried to get Las Vegas out of the news, and to hopefully elicit some more credible news regarding the Hollywood film mogul, Harvey Weinstein.

With the greatest of respect to Mr. Wm. Blakely I think he is trying to make a mockery out of the entire project. For those who have lived in the Southland, or who are interested in films either monumentous box offices or simply superb films, know the name of Weinstein. The two men, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, are giants in Hollywood and/or any other film capital the world over.

HWeinsteinStill out in the clouds? Just have a look at their Imdb pages. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are brothers and came up through Hollywood from the days of old. However, what I want to write about is the validity of these various actions taken against Harvey Weinstein.

As written so many times on this site, Validity and Reliability offer so much to the problem-solving interaction. Just to keep one apprised, validity is the word we use when we try and find out how much legitimacy, soundness, strength, power, cogency, rationality, authenticity, and truth there is to anything. Reliability therefore is used when dependability, consistency, steadfastness, and trustworthiness are involved with supporting or disclaiming validity.

Put another way from an earlier source, Validity is used when one wants to find out “how valid is the issue”? Under normal circumstances for an issue to be valid then there must be supporting evidence or lots of information backing it up and is something that is found in the real world. Validity is the extent to which a concept, conclusion or measurement is well- founded and corresponds accurately to the real world. The validity of a measurement tool (for example, a test in education) is the degree to which the tool measures what it claims to measure; in this case, the validity is an equivalent to accuracy.

Reliability is a concept, conclusion or measurement that can stand up to the ability to be retested with the same results. Reliability when used in this writing means that the reliability of the issue is consistent and dependable.

Regarding Harvey Weinstein’s recent accusations of sexual harassment and coupled with what would be described as sexual assault, it is very important for each of us to look at both the validity and reliability of these various accusations and hopefully give some serious thought to what the mainstream media is doing to the culture and society in which we live.

From my knowledge of this story it appears that a journalist from the New York Times took ten months and interviewed thirteen women pursuant to Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. And I will not leave out today’s bandwagon effect brought forth by other women and Gloria Allred.

My interest in this story is how and when the legal system in this nation are going to start using their heads regarding sexual harassment. Lord knows, Bill Cosby Ed.D., I feel has taken enough. However, I am having a problem with what exactly is sexual harassment? It is seeming as though if a man looks at a woman for an extended period, this could be sexual harassment. Now, we have known that it is inappropriate for a man to mention some wording around a woman that also constitutes sexual harassment.

But what about the woman? Is she able to go around staring and/or saying whatever she feels? Examples are Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie Paltrowwho today added their names to the list of “he got sexual with me too.” No doubt, Mr. Harvey Weinstein has got more money than the bank. Yet, trying to get some of it for issues that happened thirty years ago if at all, should be made unheard of.



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