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Angela Landsbury — Women Must Sometimes Take Blame For Where We Are Today

Angela Lansbury was trending on Twitter yesterday and I didn’t think twice about it until after I saw it today more in context and when I read her statement I was shocked.

Before I get into this, many of you know of Angela Lansbury. She starred as Jessica Fletcher in the hit television show Murder, She Wrote for 12 years. She’s reached the status of legendary In Hollywood and she did it without a lot of scandals and gossip, which speaks volumes. Even with all those accolades, a lot of women took her statement the wrong way.

Source: Radio Times

“There are two sides to this coin,” she said. “We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us – and this is where we are today.

“We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that. Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped.”

Lansbury is not, however, suggesting that fault lies with individual victims: “Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn’t have to be! There’s no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now – it will have to. I think a lot of men must be very worried at this point.”

The veteran Hollywood actress, who’s had a career spanning seven decades, said she didn’t suffer any harassment or abuse from male executives.

While I agree that men need to start controlling themselves. Women can also stop being “lured” to hotel rooms and homes. If you are trying to further your career meet in a business office with your manager. Common sense goes a long way in keeping you safe.

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If a woman is instigating a situation by her actions or the way she dresses, she is NOT a victim. It is a well-known fact that many women use their bodies to get ahead in the business world it even just to get out of a speeding ticket. Most of them are comfortable in their skin and feel they can wear anything and everything knowing it will force them to be the center of attention, and that’s just the truth. Women know how to push a man’s buttons and know how to be a tease and that’s another truth. If I am not being honest let me know.

Women know if they wear tight fitting, high hemmed and low cut outfits, they will cause attention. But here’s where I have to insert common sense thinking. This does not give “anyone” permission to assault them or abuse them by using a powerful position to get results.

Here are some that disagree with Lansbury and they don’t hold back their disgust:

Did you come to the same conclusion these individuals did as they roasted her on social media? Angela has a right to speak her beliefs on this problem. Just because it is a different view of others, don’t make her all wrong. She does have a point.

What did you think of Angela’s statement? Do you think women have a role in how they are treated or is it all on the man? SHARE your opinions below in the comment section and add this to your Facebook/Twitter timeline.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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