First, thank you Nicholas Kristof for publicizing her letter on your NYT Blog. Edit-okay, you ultimately did publish it but you published other comments long before mine who commented after me, which you’ve done before (Second, screw you NYT for once again not publishing my comment on a topic. Was it because I used the word “shit”? – that is a very minor pejorative) that had great meaning to me, in favor of so many innocuous, unhelpful ones, like a bunch of men AND women actually answering one of her questions that was not MEANT to be answered in print, but internally, as a barometer of what kind of person you are. Many failed, miserably.
Here’s what I wrote to Dylan:
I believe you, Dylan. I’ve believed since I read your mom’s autobiography, What Falls Away, back when, and the court’s decision included at the end. It has the vibration of truth and ever after I have felt uncomfortable watching Allen’s films-I haven’t seen any in quite some time. I don’t know why people can’t/don’t give you the benefit of the doubt regarding your truth; we know that pedophilia is rampant in this country, in the world. So many travesties committed against infants, adolescents, teens, and women. That’s why I’m a member of Equality Now. And famous men hide behind that fame to get away with so much, be they athletes, actors, writers, priests, Wall Street brokers, politicians … I ask myself why (?) a lot. Why is Chris Brown still respected, tolerated in music after beating the shit out of Rihanna; why did she go back to him? Roman Polanski needs to answer for his crime. Old Nazis are hunted down and prosecuted, why cannot he be extradited (yes readers, I know it’s b/c of where he lives, he sure planned that out well) back here to face the music? And why do big-name actors work with Allen knowing his history? Many people just want to block out what is unpleasant or afraid of backlash. It is no excuse; you and I (who had a monstrous father-my own grandparents didn’t help me) know this. I hate that you’re still suffering & support you in spirit as you continue to heal. I’m glad you spoke out. It’s time to block this man out and take back your power.