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Rose McGowan Apology: Actress Sorry for 'Misogyny' Comment to Gays

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Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology to the gay community for calling gays “misogynistic,” writing an opinion piece for The Huffington Post to explain exactly what she meant to say.

"I made a dumb generalization, for that I apologize," the "Charmed" actress wrote. “For everything else I said, no. I will not. Where does it say that because of a man's sexual preference, I don't get to point out character defects? When equal pay for women was voted down by every male Republican there was no LGBT outcry. I wondered why that was? After all, lesbians are women, this affects them, too, right? Misogyny infuriates men and it endangers me as a human. It also endangers the LGBT community. Empathy towards the plight of women isn't making it better. Your voice will. Could I have articulated my frustration in a better fashion? Undoubtedly. For that I apologize, but I stand by my overall point.”

McGowan has been condemned online for her comments, but some also seemed to accept her apology.







McGowan’s comments started an interesting online discussion about the issue. In a Guardian commentary, Patrick Strudwick pointed out that misogyny among gay men is true, in part, but there’s also a problem in the culture.

“But to suggest we hate women more than heterosexual men, as McGowan does, is offensive and alarmist. Unencumbered by evidence, it incites retributive homophobia,” Strudwick wrote. “It is not gay men who rape women, beat them, and murder two women in England and Wales every week.”

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Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology to the gay community for calling gays "misogynistic," writing an opinion piece for The Huffington Post to explain exactly what she meant to say.
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