The Valley is close to Hollywood for this reason

“Many participants don’t seem the least bit embarrassed, much less ashamed. On the contrary, they speak proudly about how they’re overturning traditions and paradigms in their private lives, just as they do in the technology world they rule.”

We are living in the end times of something, no?


nb They “rule” nothing, bankers do. When easy credit goes, so do the orgies.

“How could it be anything but weird and dramatic and people on the edge testing everything?” On the one hand, he said, “if you thought like everyone else, you can’t invent the future,””
Talk about false equivalence. Abnormality is not deviance.

Putting the ritual into hazing ritual.
I don’t remember the part of consent law where you need to drug unsuspecting people first. It’s in the rape law, though, very common there.
I’ll enjoy watching their collapse.
So proud they do it at night and in secret. Hmm.
“Rich men expecting casual sexual access to women is anything but a new paradigm.” This is why we haven’t gotten a decent new technology in decades. These fuckers.
Predators are common and the motives always sound the same: wah wah entitlement, the world owes me for being amazing. From the people who made social media.
Who wants to tell them that cliques always collapse? It’s ugly.
– From the people capable of having a social life that isn’t degenerate?
“In fact, these guys even have a term for the women who pursue them: founder hounders.”
It’s quite the opposite. They have to invite the women, don’t they?
“When I ask Founder X whether these men are taking advantage of women by feeding them inhibition-melting drugs at sex parties, he replies that, on the contrary, it’s women who are taking advantage of him and his tribe, preying on them for their money.”
Yes, because any rational person would see sex and cash as interchangeable.
Unless they hand the women cash after to keep quiet about being abused, I’m not buying it.
Tribe. Yes. Tribe…
Also, Founder X?


The first rule of Fuck Club…….. the second rule, if it’s your first night…..

“In their online profiles, men are all but saying, “Hello, would you like to come up to my loft and see my stock options?”’ I used to think they were smart. They take options instead of money?
This is going to be a laughriot.
“once men like this land a woman, they are quick to throw her back.”
Emotionally disturbed manwhores. Insecure attachment, impossible to please. Yes, it’s the women at fault, of course it is.
When that attention dries out, some will inevitably kill themselves. I couldn’t say the world would lose much.
The idea that a man needs to sow any wild oats is such a loser Boomer paradigm. Note how many of these males are Gen X, Gen Y is more rightly disgusted at these habits.
“The claim of being stalked by women often becomes an excuse used by some tech stars to justify their own predatory behavior.”
They chase the woman and whatever happens, including nothing, claim she was stalking him. Crazy bitches don’t get believed.
“why do I have to compromise?” These people claim to be better than you. It’s like toxic Boomer on steroids.
They honestly think they can control or keep another human being. Sad!
Pride comes…
Leto is such a creep (PSA).
“In the Valley, this expectation is often passed off as enlightened—a contribution to the evolution of human behavior.” You are a bonobo in a hoodie. You are backward.
Truly evolved men wouldn’t need to leverage their power to screw people from work.
‘I should be able to have sex with a woman because I’m a rich guy.’ Similar to the logic of GHB druggers and date rapists. They tell themselves it’s a safe situation and the woman chooses to be a target because she’s the defective one.
“It’s way better than a swingers’ club would feel because this is at a home and you are surrounded by people you know.”
How is that not a swinger’s club, at best? Joke’s on them, your microbiome will carry those diseases and impair you later.
I’ve heard of swingers who work exactly like that, the keys in a bowl type. Their cancer rates merit study.
“They talk about diversity on one side of their mouth, but on the other side they say all of this shit.” Male feminists are the biggest misogynists going, yup. Their act goes that they can abuse a woman as much as they like and call her empowered for it.
I find it funny they use the word commitment when asylums used to take perverts. And as if there’s any such thing without faithfulness.
So self-aware they fund artificial friends, this is pathetic. You wanna be self-aware? Put down the drugs.
“we’re all cool about sex” scene.’ Cool? How old are you?
“Crawford can’t even count the number of men who’ve told her how lucky she is to have so many eligible men to date in the male-dominated tech scene.”
Interesting gaslight, fending off nascent lawsuits.
Peter Pan fuckboys hardly count as good, eligible MEN.
“the party scene is now so pervasive that women entrepreneurs say turning down invitations relegates them to the uncool-kids’ table.” Your money will last longer than theirs.
Not doing it was a thing.” Cult says what?
Independent thinkers, heavy on the peer pressure. Aha.
“They talk business at these parties. They do business,” she said. “They decide things.”
But there’s no pressure or abuse of power.
This is part of the reason frigid is really just a way for evil men to criticize the few good women left. What else would they have?
Respect should also mean the right to turn something down and have that be respected. Consensual connotes a right of refusal.
“Over time, I realized that it’s false advertising and it’s not something women should think is a way to get ahead.” Yes, they lie. Like most predators. If they want to work with you, they will?
“If you do participate in these sex parties, don’t ever think about starting a company or having someone invest in you. Those doors get shut. But if you don’t participate, you’re shut out. You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” People who sleep around are generally untrustworthy. These ‘open’ people won’t be public about it. Hmph, cowards hiding behind liberalism.
They’ll die poor so who cares?

If a person has no conscience, that applies to their working hours too.


Someone stop this man.

What is he even looking for at this point? Can he stay married or even faithful to a girlfriend? Is he gonna be one of those weird middle-aged guys constantly chasing tail like it’s their youth?

46-28= 18

Literally could be her father.

Was statistically perfect Amber not enough?

This is why you called Creepy Musk, man.

Damn I’m done defending you.


Sorry no, curing cancer at this point would not justify his behaviour.

Watch out – Elon’s about.

We’ll know if he gives her a car. A Tesla can be traced anywhere in the world.

Lovebombing 101. Expensive gifts induce a sense of obligation.


Why do people get angry over Amber using a guy for money? But never for those guys using women for sex?

Bravo. To act like all women are hookers is indeed disgusting.

A gift is a gift, no strings. She didn’t force him and he’s a fool to expect anything in return.

He’s meant to be a big deal but I see no interview with Stefan Molyneux on the future of energy.

One hour man. You can spare one hour!

“The lessons of history would suggest that civilisations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far – the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We’re obviously in a very upward cycle right now, and hopefully that remains the case. But it may not.”

You’re not stupid. Stefan is also a Canadian libertarian, you’re practically cousins.

“I’m personally a moderate and a registered independent, so I’m not strongly Democratic or strongly Republican.”

Yes because both are in fact cucks.

“I’m reasonably optimistic about the future, especially the future of the United States – for the century, at least.”

He knows.

Are you buying it?

Update: I am about 20% taking the piss here. In the spirit of laughing at a billionaire.

“My shriveled up dick ain’t gonna suck itself”

Trust me, you’ll never get over reading stuff like this.

You think you will, but you won’t.


Watch the video.

Showbiz creeps on warning

If you’re a woman and you bravely speak out about this kind of awful conduct, it’s guaranteed that a chorus of male naysayers will lecture you, belittle you and call you a liar. If you have the stomach for it, simply do a Twitter search, plugging in the names of Weinstein’s accusers. The hatred is sickening.

Rose McGowan is many things, a liar is not one of them.

When Meryl Streep issued a statement calling Weinstein’s behavior inexcusable and saying she wasn’t aware of the offenses, she was derided for acting too late and castigated for claiming not to know. “Meryl Streep’s statement is a self-serving exoneration of Hollywood,” a Daily Beast editor huffed on social media.
She had a nerve to start on Trump for his advances.

Here’s the thing: This isn’t about Meryl Streep. Or Ashley Judd. Or Rose McGowan. Or Asia Argento. Or Kate Beckinsale. Or any of the other women who have called out Weinstein and the industry’s mistreatment of women.

It’s about Harvey Weinstein and the countless men like him in the entertainment industry. It’s about systemic sexism. It’s about the criminal abuse of power. It’s about sexual assault. It’s about enabling and shielding predators with silence and shrugs. It’s about leading someone to believe you’re interested in them as a human being, as was the case with Weinstein and television reporter Lauren Sivan, and then, minutes later, unzipping your pants, masturbating and ejaculating into a potted plant.

I’ve heard worse, tbh.

If you’re a man, you simply take it for granted that you won’t have to watch someone spill his seed in a succulent. The first time I met Weinstein was also at a restaurant, along with my colleague at the time, film critic Bob Strauss. Weinstein’s first wife, Eve, joined us. His fly stayed closed.

This line.

The company had many lean years when it survived on a line of credit of about $25 million, according to one person with knowledge of the situation.

After Walt Disney Co. acquired Miramax in 1993, the brothers had access to more money and the staff eventually grew to a few hundred, with offices opening in Los Angeles and London.

Success only exacerbated Harvey Weinstein’s anger issues and need for industry recognition. “Things really took a turn for the worse around the time of ‘The English Patient,’” said one former Miramax executive who worked for the company for several years in the ’90s.

While the volcanic Mr. Weinstein is reviled — privately — by wide swaths of the entertainment industry, he also has a lot of friends. One producer who has worked repeatedly with Mr. Weinstein said that he wasn’t speaking out because “I happen to think the world of the guy.”

Pass the bucket.

Mr. Weinstein made a lot of careers, starting at Miramax in the 1990s and then at the Weinstein Company, which was founded in 2005. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck might not be stars without “Good Will Hunting,” released by Miramax in 1997. Quentin Tarantino can credit Mr. Weinstein with getting “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” into theaters. Gwyneth Paltrow thanked Mr. Weinstein and Miramax for “their undying support of me,” when she accepted the best actress trophy for “Shakespeare in Love” at the 1999 Academy Awards.

Weinstein isn’t the only one

That’s the real story, isn’t it?

How clear does it have to be when they start on lesbians?

If you have ever experienced sexual assault or harassment, you know that one of the cruellest things about these acts is the way that they entangle, and attempt to contaminate, all of the best things about you. If you’re sweet and friendly, you’ll think that it’s your fault for accommodating the situation. If you’re tough, well, you might as well decide that it’s no big deal. If you’re a gentle person, then he knew you were weak. If you’re talented, he thought of you as an equal. If you’re ambitious, you wanted it. If you’re savvy, you knew it was coming. If you’re affectionate, you seemed like you were asking for it all along. If you make dirty jokes or have a good time at parties, then why get moralistic? If you’re smart, there’s got to be some way to rationalize this.

When you are a young woman, and you believe in your own worth and personhood and agency, it can be hard, despite the clichés that govern this situation, to understand that an older man who takes an interest in you does not necessarily share these beliefs. And, of course, young women are not the only victims of such crimes. But this is a basic and familiar pattern: a powerful man sees you, a woman who is young and who thinks she might be talented, a person who conveniently exists in a female body, and he understands that he can tie your potential to your female body, and threaten the latter, and you will never be quite as sure of the former again.

Afterward, you are rarely presented with even a single good option. Stay silent and you have acquiesced to whatever happened. Tell a friend and nothing much will be done. Come forward to an authority figure and you’ll face unfair consequences: people will be uncomfortable around you, perceiving ulterior motives; people will look for reasons that this happened to you, specifically; maybe you simply won’t be believed. There will be retribution—the power dynamic in these situations makes it a foregone conclusion. Men like Harvey Weinstein prey on women who are inexperienced enough that they can be penalized if they say no and implicated if they give in….

The real question is: one-off or systemic?

Is there a prostitution problem in Hollywood? Drugs? Casting couch? Human slavery/sexual trafficking?
Vices rarely arrive alone, they travel in groups.

It’s the same with criminals.

Little-known fact: confidentiality agreements are void on matters of criminal activity. No employer is higher than the State or Crown.

The playboy trope allows them good cover.

In this century it seems, the victims are using the tools of the internet to speak out.

Some employees said that they were enlisted in subterfuge to make the victims feel safe. A female executive with the company described how Weinstein assistants and others served as a “honeypot”—they would initially join a meeting, but then Weinstein would dismiss them, leaving him alone with the woman.

Sounds like a systemic abuse of power.

“That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it’s their fault.”

Anyone who disputes that has never been in a physical altercation.
Adrenaline runs out surprisingly quickly.

She said that she told Weinstein, “I am not a whore,” and that he began laughing. He said he’d put the phrase on a T-shirt. Afterward, Argento said, “He kept contacting me.” For a few months, Weinstein seemed obsessed, offering her expensive gifts.

Lovebombing. Twisted, makes them look good and rubs it in.

“He drags your name through the mud, and he’ll come after you hard with his legal team.”

“He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around,

Weinstein said, “Oh, the girls always say no. You know, ‘No, no.’ And then they have a beer or two and then they’re throwing themselves at me.” In a tone that Nestor described as “very weirdly proud,” Weinstein added “that he’d never had to do anything like Bill Cosby.” She assumed that he meant he’d never drugged a woman. “It’s just a bizarre thing to be so proud of,” she said. “That you’ve never had to resort to doing that. It was just so far removed from reality and normal rules of consent.”

I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited.” She added, “It was like a hunter with a wild animal. The fear turns him on.”

No, urges are not an excuse.

Every sexual predator says that.

She said it was “a classic case” of “someone not understanding the word ‘no’. . . I must have said no a thousand times.”

Ask any expert, “No” makes rapists harder.

De Caunes told Weinstein that she was leaving, and he panicked. “We haven’t done anything!” she remembered him saying. “It’s like being in a Walt Disney movie!”

One male former staffer said that many of the women seemed “not aware of the nature of those meetings” and “were definitely scared.” … He said that he was never asked to facilitate these meetings for men.

They spoke about what they believed to be a culture of silence about sexual assault inside Miramax and the Weinstein Company and across the entertainment industry more broadly.

“I know that everybody—I mean everybody—in Hollywood knows that it’s happening,”

Arquette said that her silence was the result of Weinstein’s power and reputation for vindictiveness. “He’s going to be working very hard to track people down and silence people,” she explained. “To hurt people. That’s what he does.”

She said that she often thinks of something Weinstein whispered—to himself, as far as she could tell—after one of his many shouting sprees at the office. It so unnerved her that she pulled out her iPhone and tapped it into a memo, word for word: “There are things I’ve done that nobody knows.”

The problem with assuming most rape accusations are fake… is that those counter allegations are statistically fake. No smoke without fire.