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4 responses to “Sexual harassment ‘jokes': still not funny. Hayden Panettiere on Funny or Die”

  1. Stentor

    I just want to say *thank you* for including the transcript of the video. The gradual YouTubeification of the blogosphere is making it hard to follow what’s going on.

  2. tigtog

    I find her participation in this sketch interesting in light of comments she’s apparently made this week about how “fame is a pain in the ass” and that she’s hiding herself away to avoid being recognised in the street. Might that possibly be because she’s feeling harassed by the unwelcome attention?

    I don’t want to be too harsh on any 18 year old who’s grown up in a showbiz cocoon and is suddenly dealing with hypersexualised attention and finding it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It can’t be easy to try and work out why she’s not happy with this aspect of the success that other people crave, and it certainly doesn’t help when the tabloid news trivialises her plaints with links to “More pics of the sassy starlet here” and this triple link whammy:

    (link) See Panetierre fighting to save whales from being slaughtered with Aussie actress babe Isabel Lucas.

    (link) And don’t miss the lovely Lucas.

    (link) More of the real-life Hero here – Then tell us, is she being genuine or is she just seeking attention?

    She must be confused, she’s probably asking experienced people in the industry for advice, and because they’re all socialised to sexist Hollywood, a lot of the advice she gets will suck.

  3. another outspoken female

    Oh boy, feminism has just been put back another 20 years. Or is this just post-feminism. I get confused.

    another outspoken female’s last blog post..radical thinking

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