There’s a reason for this honey

Speaking to the Guardian, Rooney Mara, who stars in forthcoming romance Carol, echoed the concern: “To me, the thing that’s more unfair than the pay is the terminology that’s used to describe actresses who have a point of view,” she said. “I’ve been called horrible things. The thing I find so frustrating is calling women spoiled brats and bitches.”

You’re one of the richest people on the planet. You’re up there in the 0.01% of all the people who ever lived, hell, the 0.001%. For having a certain talent and cheekbones: you get paid the domestic product of small ancient nations each year to prance in front of the cameras.

And you’re whining about it.

Please, get a grip.

14 thoughts on “There’s a reason for this honey”

  1. “She also suggested that some blame may lay with women themselves. “Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men?” she wrote.”

    You mean like Penny, Proudman, etc?

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    “To me, the thing that’s more unfair than the pay is the terminology that’s used to describe actresses who have a point of view,” she said. “I’ve been called horrible things. The thing I find so frustrating is calling women spoiled brats and bitches.”

    Feckin’ First World problems. I am sure that it would not be hard to find women in the Third World, women in Britain for that matter, who would love to be so pampered they can complain about being called a b!tch when they are being a b!tch.

    I would be more dismissive of this but I am listening to Cameron spouting boll0cks.

  3. “I would be more dismissive of this but I am listening to Cameron spouting boll0cks.”
    That’s like saying you function in the UK because of the rain.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    bloke in spain – “That’s like saying you [can’t] function in the UK because of the rain.”

    Well, perhaps. Except listening to Cameron lie and lie and lie – engaging in his Failure Theatre designed to fool people into thinking he is doing something which he has no intention of doing whatsoever – has gone so far it is sapping my will to live.

  5. Rooney Mara? I saw her in something the other day, and tried to place her face. Turned out she had a bit-part in the TV series Entourage in which she plays a horse-faced admin girl in an office. Oh wait, I’m confusing her with her sister Kate.

    Who the fuck is Rooney Mara again? Her list of films doesn’t exactly place her in the A-list, does it?

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Tim Newman – “Who the fuck is Rooney Mara again?”

    She was in the Girl With the Whatever Tattoo. Which is a load of old b0ll0cks written by a Trot to distract attention from the rape epidemic committed by his dusky brethren by claiming a vast conspiracy of rape-y Nazis.

    But the thing to remember is that she is a vegan. So a self-righteous drama queen with a hair trigger temper. Needless to say it is all everyone else’s fault.

  7. She was in the Girl With the Whatever Tattoo.

    Ah yes. An instantly forgetable film if there ever was one. I preferred Noomi Rapace in the original film, mainly because of her looks.

    Which is a load of old b0ll0cks written by a Trot to distract attention from the rape epidemic committed by his dusky brethren by claiming a vast conspiracy of rape-y Nazis.

    Indeed.

  8. Her need for status (by not being called names), is understandable given the underprivileged upbringing she had.
    As Wiki puts it:
    “Mara’s mother’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father’s family founded the New York Giants”.

  9. “I’ve been called horrible things. The thing I find so frustrating is calling women spoiled brats and bitches.”

    I remember someone at (I think) Chateau Heartiste who said that if women want gentlemen, they’re going to have to start behaving like ladies. Or to put it another way: if you’re going to try and be equal with men, he’s going to treat you like an equal, like a man.

    It’s like women in parliament who complain about how men behave towards them, like making “tits” gestures and I have no sympathy. You’ve stepped into the arena, you’re fighting an opponent, and opponents will not give you any quarter. They’re not calling you a bitch uniquely. They’re calling men wankers and arseholes.

  10. Or to put it another way: if you’re going to try and be equal with men, he’s going to treat you like an equal, like a man.

    This, and in addition, as I’ve pointed out on here before: British women mocked and hounded the traditional, well-mannered British gent into extinction and now seem quite distressed that he has been replaced by an oafish boor.

  11. @ Tim N
    Not *quite* extinct. There are still a few: I met several last week at a “do” hosted by an old school friend – well, not quite a friend, he was a year ahead of me despite being a few months younger and we had zilch in common, but we were civil to each other – although most of those I knew are now dead or, like me, have been downgraded into someone who tries to be a gentleman when he gets a chance but sometimes fails when it is just beyond our capacity.

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