Angelina Chapin Talks Why Harvey Weinstein Shoots Cum Into Potted Plants & Other Male Power Stories

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Of course the title of The Cut's 'Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate' got my attention.  Lauren Sivan's story about Harvey Weinstein shooting cum into a potted plant at Socialista, demanding that she watch him after she rebuffed him, was front and center in my mind before thinking about my own man masturbating with the demand that I watch him on the New York subway. 

Alrighty then, thanks to writer Angelina Chapin . . . here's an insightful, informative analysis of how crazy I must have driven the jerking off guy on the New York Subway as he was masturbating for many stops in front of me and I never looked up from my book. I did notice that the person sitting next to me moved, but even then I didn't look up because it was a REALLY good book. Everybody in the car was watching this incredible scene where this naked c#ck just couldn't get my attention. Imagine that! Shot down by a good book.

When we rolled into my station in Brooklyn, I looked up, saw the grossness, started cursing the guy out, and grabbed my umbrella -- which was a beautiful, glorious piece of artistry and strong, too. I cursed him out like crazy and began hammering him with the umbrella as I chased him off the train, his pants half undone. On my way out, I turned to all the passengers staring in disbelief at what they had witnessed and said "Thanks a lot! Someone could have nudged me!"

Chapin interviews Alexandra Katehakis, a sex therapist and clinical director of the Center for Healthy Sex in L.A. Here's a taste of an interview well worth the read: 

Masturbating is a different form of violence, one that isn’t physical or verbal. Why does this particular act appeal to predators? 

Exhibitionists purposefully look to shock their victims because they are angry. They are not looking to make friends or go on a date — these are acts of revenge against women. These men are imposing the body part that is most threatening to a female and in doing so, they are acting out what is called “sexualized hostility” or “eroticized rage” against their prey. That look of fear or humiliation on women is arousing to them. We see clinically that these men feel wildly inadequate.

Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern, 37, Becomes Prime Minister of New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern is poised to become the new prime minister of New Zealand.CreditMarty Melville/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Jacinda Ardern is poised to become the new prime minister of New Zealand.CreditMarty Melville/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

37-year-old Jacinda Ardern became prime minister of New Zealand on Thursday, being an end to the center-right National Party's nine-year control of governing in the nation. Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest leader in more than 150 years.  According to the New York Times:

Ms. Ardern’s ascension represents a remarkable rise for a woman who just months ago became Labour’s youngest leader ever, setting off “Jacindamania” among the party’s followers. Unconventional and described by colleagues as intensely focused, she has defied the norms of New Zealand politics and refused to be pinned down on whether she has considered having children, saying no male politician would be forced to answer that question.

The coalition assembled by Ardern is unorthodox and does require her to deal with the populist party New Zealand First. Read on for the whole story. 

Amazon Studios' Roy Price Resigns, Fiancée Calls Off Wedding & Cancels Marchesa Wedding Gown

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The Hollywood Reporter documents the resignation of Amazon Studios' Roy Price just days after Isa Hackett's sexual harassment claims. 

Price was put on indefinite leave Oct. 12, hours after The Hollywood Reporter published allegations of published "allegations of his vulgar propositioning" of 'The Man in the High Castle executive producer. Five days later on October 17, Amazon announced Price is stepping down. Now the focus is on other executives potentially guilty of Price-like behaviors, along with a push to change course at Amazon Studios both creatively and culturally.

Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng, a former Disney/ABC digital exec, has taken over while the hunt for a new studio content head -- preferably female say sources -- is consummated.

Price's relationship with Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. is also under heavy scrutiny. "When Price was dissuaded from trying to set up his then-girlfriend Lila Feinberg’s television series at Amazon, her manager found a home for it at Weinstein Co. (Feinberg, who had appeared at events in gowns designed by Weinstein’s estranged wife Georgina Chapman, recently called off her wedding to Price.) This is one of multiple mutual involvements under scrutiny. "

Hackett first reported to Amazon in July 2015 Price's alleged harassment at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Price is alleged to have told Hackett loud enough for others to hear: “You will love my dick” while saying “anal sex!” in her ear. Amazon brought in Investigator Christine Farrell at the time and again this past spring to investigate the incident. Amazon’s HR department also questioned executives about what they may have seen and heard regarding Hackett's claims.

Related: Amazon Exec Roy Price's Fiancée Calls Off Wedding After Harassment Claim The Hollywood Reporter