Thursday, October 30, 2014

The other side of the coin - consent is missing

Every story has different perspectives. A few days ago, we got radio and TV host's Jian Ghomeshi's take on why he believes he was fired from the CBC. I provided my thoughts about it, if it was indeed the case that he was unfairly let go because he likes consensual "rough sex" behind closed doors.

Well, the other side of this case is that eight women have indicated that they were beaten by Ghomeshi, without any consent whatsoever. Canadian television actor Lucy DeCoutere shared her story of having her hair pulled back hard by Ghomeshi and being slapped with a decent amount of force on the side of her head by him.

There wasn't any warning. No consent. It just happened.

So wrong.

No woman deserves that kind of treatment from a man. The fact that eight women have come forward, indicating similar abuse, is convincing support that Ghomeshi does not respect women as much as we'd like to believe.

I am sure that the story will continue to unravel. It is simply a sad story all around.

I hope that all these women are doing okay. Perhaps CBC did do the right thing by letting Ghomeshi go. His image is becoming more tainted, painting him as a monster than a respectable, intelligent on-air host.


  1. I don't know what is true and what isn' are matter what the end result, his image is permanently tarnished. What drives me insane is when one woman reports something and then a bunch come out with their 'story'. If it's all true, he's damaged those women's lives and if it's not true, they damaged his life. It's a lose/lose situation all the way around. Very sad.

    Hugs and Blessings...

    1. I agree. Such cases are he-said, she-said ones. It's difficult to figure out who to believe sometimes. Two women have now explained their ordeals in detail and I believe them.

      It definitely is a sad outcome for everyone involved.

  2. Non consent really can me me furious. No woman should be exposed to non consensual behaviour. It really pisses me off that celebrities think they are above the law.


  3. I completely share your sentiments. Celebrities think that they are invincible -- that they can do anything and get away with it. Consent is important, especially when it comes to sex and BDSM. Otherwise, it's plain abuse, which no one should have to endure.