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Katy Perry Kiss

We often hear about women having to deal with unwanted sexual attention, sexual harassment, and situations were consent was ignored or belittle. There are, unfortunately, many stories like that out in the world and it is never hard to find a recent one. Not to mention the recent “Me Too” movement that has happened in Hollywood and around the nation. But what happens with a women is in the place of the harasser and the man is in the place of the victim?

Katy Perry is a judge on the television show “American Idol” where she coerced a 19-year-old male contestant into kissing her. The contestant said that he had never kissed a girl before and Katy Perry beckon him over and got him to kiss her, despite his protests. Afterwards the contestant said he felt uncomfortable during the whole exchange, and that he had been wanting to save his first kiss.

This is unacceptable. If people want to make real advancements in ending sexual harassment, women have to be held just as accountable as men when they are the perpetrators. Katy Perry harassed this young man, and frankly it is creepy and gross. Many people are blowing this off because “who wouldn’t want to kiss Katy Perry?” Just because she is a celebrity does not give her a free pass to do as she pleases.

Imagine if this was a 33-year old man forcing a 19-year old girl to kiss him. There would be public outrage. The public as a whole would call for this man’s head. But because it is a woman, and a famous one, many do not see a problem there. It is a double standard, and one that should not exist. Men can and do experience sexual harassment and when it is done so publicly, this is the time to stand up for them and do something to support them and state that this type of behavior will not be accepted, regardless of the gender of the victim or perpetrator.

 

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“Once Upon a Time” takes viewers back to Storybrooke

On Sept. 28, magic returns to Storybrooke as “Once Upon a Time” begins its fourth season on ABC.

(No spoilers here, so don’t worry!)

Elsa is coming to Storybrooke
Elsa is coming to Storybrooke. Graphic from IMDb

Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale-centered drama series that premiered in 2011. It takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Me., where many of the characters we know and love from various Disney films and fairy tales live after being transported from their “Enchanted Forest” as the result of a powerful curse.

This season, Frozen is taking over with the arrival of Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, Hans, and other characters from the blockbuster movie. This season of Once Upon a Time promises to take viewers past the events of Frozen to show us just what happens now that Anna and Elsa have had their “happily ever after.”

Season four also plans to answer some of the questions viewers were left with after last season’s finale.  However, having watched every episode until now, I can guarantee that there will be no shortage of drama, romance, and intense rivalry from the Evil Queen toward nearly everyone.

If you’re dying to get your Disney on or get your fairy tale fix, the first three seasons are all available to stream on Netflix and a few of the more recent episodes can be found on Hulu. Once Upon a Time season four premieres on ABC at 8 p.m.