Rose McGowan has been fighting for gender equality ever since the reports against Harvey Weinstein first came out last year. The New York Times and The New Yorker both published devastating investigations into the impropriety of the embattled producer, and his fallout was precipitous.
In a clip shared from her show, “Citizen Rose,” the former actress seeks out the treatment from a therapist after she suffered an emotional breakdown following the press tour for her book, “Brave.”
According to her therapist, “the voice within yourself,” is far more important than all of the other voices in society, because at the end of the day, it’s your own show, and one has to keep themselves alive.
He went on to say, “I’m not saying don’t try and help them,” but rather, she needs to take a moment to take care of herself. Otherwise, her stress levels will continue to mount and become increasingly unmanageable.
“This role you’ve taken on seems to be harming you as much as it’s helping you,” the therapist explained. He went on to say that it’s possible she has gone too far and needs to take a break for a but, McGowan interrupted and said there were no problems to solve in her own life.
According to McGowan, it’s easy to get caught up in a political cause one feels destined to defend and perpetuate. She added, “It can leave you behind in the dust,” so needless to say, the experience helped the “Jawbreaker” alum come to grips with her need to relax.
As it was noted at the beginning of the article, Rose has been crusading for the equality of rights for women for nearly a year now and also wrote a book that supposedly is a New York Times bestseller.
She, along with Asia Argento, have been outspoken advocates ever since Harvey Weinstein’s fallout last year near the end of 2017. One could argue that the allegations against him kicked off, or played a huge role, at least, in the creation of the #MeToo movement.