Surviving “Golden Age” actress Dame Joan Collins believes the #MeToo era is having a negative effect on the young generation of males.
The “Dynasty” vixen, who has been consistently sexually harrassed throughout her seven decade-long career and was raped by her starter husband on their first date, isn’t sure if Hollywood is totally reformed after Harvey Weinstien’s sex scandal sparked a social movement. “I’m not having men making passes at me, so I don’t know,” she said. “But I think probably.”
The successful lifestyle author is positive that a generation of young guys are being punished for the actions of their predecessors since the culture shift in 2017.
“Sadly, I think that now young men are suffering from being labeled toxically masculine, because of this rise of anti-maleness,” Collins assessed.
The Golden Globe winner’s preference for a strong leading man doesn’t mean she isn’t a feminist. “I believe that women are equal to men in every single way,” she said. “Except physical strength. People say you didn’t burn your bra, you wear lipstick. So what? I’m very proud of being a woman.”
So assertively that she doesn’t like being stripped of her feminine pronouns. “What’s wrong with actress?” Collins continued. “What’s wrong with mother? What’s wrong with woman? Girl? I don’t like having that word taken away.”
The actress has advice for the women who inevitably experience sexual harrasment in the workplace, even five years after the national spotlight focused on sexual abuse.
“It seems to me actresses who are saying, you know, ‘I went up to this producer and he took his d— out and I froze,'” she said in a 2018 interview. “I mean, I’m sorry, you don’t freeze you go, ‘Stop that, I’m leaving.’ I just gave them a knee in the groin. It’s hardly suffering. You just didn’t put up with it.”
Collins’ industry guidance can only be found in her seven memoirs, because she refuses to “engage in any way” with the “morons” on social media.
“People can’t say what they think, because they’ll get canceled,” she elaborated in an interview. “Dredging up tweets from 15 years ago, about what somebody might have said when they were 14, I think that’s sick.”