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Sexual harassment scenes in movies


And maybe you didn't even notice it. From rom-coms that centre on a lack of female consent to sexist song lyrics, there are examples everywhere. Movies from the s and earlier can be particularly bad offenders, but James Bond still stands out when it comes to sexism and casual misogyny.

In Goldfinger, his actions cross incontrovertibly into sexual assault. When she tries to leave, he grabs her.

She throws him to the floor, but then Bond does the same to her, lunging on top of her. She fights him off, but eventually succumbs to his advances, resulting in one of the most uncomfortable sex scenes on film. Unsurprisingly, she feels coerced into dating him. This feels more like emotional blackmail than a heartstring-tugging gesture. His plan to win back the woman who had rejected him by playing the piano non-stop until she gave him another chance was met with an outcry on social media.

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He eventually abandoned the idea after getting punched in the head. Bridget has two love interests: The latter sexually harasses Bridget — and no one acknowledges it.

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