Back in September, Helen Mirren gave an interview to GQ Magazine and admitted that she’d been date raped a couple of times. She also made a bunch of people burn their DVD copies of “Prime Suspect” when she said that if a woman goes to bed with a dude and changes her mind at the last minute, the woman shouldn’t take the dude to court if she gets raped. Helen believes it’s something that should be worked out between them. You know, with a game of rock, paper, scissors. Something like that.
Well, Dame Helen is talking about rape again! She really knows how to clear a room.
In an interview with a female journalist for The Sunday Times, Helen starts off by explaining why she would rather be interviewed by a dude than by a chick. She says, “No, it’s more that I prefer male journalists because there’s a streak of female journalism — the bitches — who are mean-spirited and nasty because you are another woman and want to make you feel crap. It’s very upsetting. I’m more careful when I’m being interviewed by a woman because, from experience as well as reading articles about other women, I know there is a little stiletto knife hidden behind the back.”
Point taken. Helen then gets into everyone’s favorite subject: rape.
Helen thinks a mostly female jury won’t convict a male rapist, because women are sexually jealous of other women. Helen says that the defense team try to get as many chicks on the jury as possible ” because women go against women.” She went on to say, “Whether in a deep-seated animalistic way, going back billions of years, or from a sense of tribal jealousy or just antagonism, I don’t know. But other women on a rape case would say she was asking for it. The only reason I can think of is that they’re sexually jealous.”
Vera Baird, a British politician, immediately responded to Helen’s comments: “This is just such an ignorant thing to say, to suggest that the defense or prosecution have any involvement in the selection of a jury. I do not know what she is talking about, women hating women. This is a vast generalization based on nothing, but unfortunately it is likely to have a deterrent effect.”
Please, please, please, Helen! You’re making everyone cry with your personal thoughts about rape. If you’re going to talk about this shit, then come prepared with years of research you have done, pie charts, Powerpoint presentations, etc…etc…
I would drink a cup of Helen’s lukewarm bathwater, so I’m just going to hang my head and file this under: Not Today, Helen. And then I’m going to go watch the PUPPIES!!! They make everything better.
Go here to read Helen’s entire interview.