A common misconception among actors is that they’re good at talking ideas. You know, moving your lips and making noises that convey abstract thought. It’s easy to forget that we only care about what they say when they’re reading from a script written by someone smarter than them. Thus, going unscripted is hardly becoming for most of Hollywood (see here, here, and here). For instance, walking biceps Channing Tatum recently made a comment that scored him brownie points with feminists. The rest of us? Not impressed. Stick to prancing about stage in your underwear, Channing.
In a Facebook live stream on Wednesday morning with Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, Tatum shared his thoughts on gender equality and his reactions to the recent sexual assault case of former Stanford student Brock Turner. “It’s tough. I think rape culture is a very real thing,” Tatum said in response to a question about the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses.
Another highlight of the conversation came when an audience member asked the actor what feminism means to him in three words.
Tatum replied: “I can do it in one: equality.”
Feminists are going crazy over this. Can you blame them? Their movement is comprised of fat, ugly women. Then Channing Tatum comes along and says something feministy. He’s equal parts not fat, not ugly, and not a woman. Queue feminist response.
We’ve already discussed why rape culture isn’t a thing that’s happening. Like Tatum winning an Oscar. Or landing a job that doesn’t involve taking his clothes off. Still, it’s incredible to witness someone so far removed from reality. Because no, rape culture still doesn’t exist. Much like Tatum’s critical thinking skills. Perhaps this is what they call method acting. Gearing up for his next role in Magic Mike XXXXL: Full Frontal Feminists, maybe? Either way – less talking, more deadlifting, Channing.
What happened at Stanford was terrible. Everyone agrees what happened at Stanford was terrible. Absolutely zero people are applauding the rapist at Stanford. With everyone being against rape, with rapists being punished, with rape being condemned not condoned, one must conclude rape is super frowned upon. Ergo no rape culture. Got it sweet cheeks? How can there be rape culture if everyone denounces a rape? Not really how a culture works, eh princess?
But thanks for throwing your horny hussy fanbase a doggy bag full of mansplaining scooby snacks. I guess that’s moderately better than your tight-whites.