Connect
To Top

Amber Tamblyn has written another essay on the recent sexual assault conversations, this time titling the New York Times piece “I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men.” The article was inspired by a recent conversation that took place between some of Tamblyn’s friends.

Advertisement

Tamblyn detailed the conversation, explaining that her friends were disagreeing over whether there are different levels of sexual harassment and assault as far as punishments go. In this example, they were discussing that Louis C.K.’s allegations weren’t as bad as Harvey Weinstein’s, so should there be different punishments. The woman in the conversations said that the punishment should be the same. The man suggested considering the concept of redemption, which is where the article title came from. Tamblyn pointed out that the concept is a little premature given that women have always had to endure adversity.

“Why are we talking about the redemption of men when we are right in the middle of the salvation of women? Not even the middle, but the very beginning? I’m not talking about banishment. I’m talking about ceding the floor. The power of celebrity and cultural approval must disappear for the time being so that all women see and believe that consequences do exist.”

Tamblyn went on to suggest that of course redemption can occur, but that people have to acknowledge the lines drawn and make amends. The actress previously wrote an op-ed asking that more women speak out about sexual harassment and assault, and she also supported the woman who accused comedian David Cross of racist comments. Cross is Tamblyn’s husband. She clearly recognizes how important it is that people have the freedom and respect to speak their truths no matter what the circumstance might be.

Advertisement

Advertisement


More in News

  • Sophie Turner Quitting Acting

    The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...

    Katie RosbottomApril 17, 2019
  • Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child

    Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...

    Katie RosbottomApril 16, 2019
  • Wendy Williams Files for Divorce

    Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...

    Katie RosbottomApril 12, 2019
  • Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands

    The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...

    Katie RosbottomApril 11, 2019
  • Charles Van Doren Dead at 93

    Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away.   Advertisement According...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
  • Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022

    The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
×