Elevatorgate/debate

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  • right-arrow debaticon In the original video, Watson asserts the man's action as having "sexualized" her. This is a false assumption, which she makes only because it fits the narrative she is trying to establish.
    • up-arrow debaticon ampersand debaticonIn the original video, Watson asserts the man's action as having "sexualized" her.
      • up-arrow debaticon By saying he "sexualized" her, Watson is asserting that the man was interested in her sexually.
        • down-arrow debaticon Although the way she says this (see Quote #1) could be interpreted as an assertion about the man's state of mind, it seems more reasonable to assume that she's talking about how she felt rather than what the guy was thinking.
          • down-arrow debaticon The video was unscripted and "rambly", for which she apologized at least once; the wording was not carefully chosen or edited for clarity, so she should be given the benefit of any doubt.
          • down-arrow debaticon The main thrust of her argument was to ask men not to do this kind of thing (given the context of her being tired and wanting to go to sleep) and how uncomfortable she felt about it, rather than to accuse the guy (or men in general) of malice.
          • down-arrow debaticon She actually does not accuse him of sexualizing her, but says it creeps her out when men (in general) sexualize her "like that".
    • up-arrow debaticon ampersand debaticonAssuming that he was sexualizing her is a false assumption.
        • up-arrow debaticon From the description of the scenario, the man could have been interested in a number of other things.
          • up-arrow debaticon He could have been interested in discussion.
          • up-arrow debaticon He could have been interested in intimacy.
            • "i" debaticon Many people have argued in favor of this possibility.
    • up-arrow debaticon ampersand debaticonShe makes this assumption only because it fits the narrative she is trying to establish.

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Quote #1

@ 5:10:

I don't really know how else to explain how this makes me incredibly uncomfortable, so I'll just sort of lay it out that I was a single woman, you know, in a foreign country, at 4 a.m., in a hotel elevator... with you, just you, and I... don't invite me back to your hotel room right after I finish talking about how it creeps me out and makes me uncomfortable when men sexualize me in that manner.