The Problem with Woody

The photograph of Woody Allen holding his daughter is old. It was probably taken around 1990. The story of a father molesting his daughter is very old. It’s a complex matter commonly called incest and prohibited throughout our culture because of the harm that it can cause, not only to the victim, but the perpetrator and everyone around them.

Usually incest is carried on in secret, but even so it interrupts the smooth functioning of families. Incest adds a nasty twist to relationships and causes problems that are very difficult to track down. Still incest is a deep secret that needs to be told. When it is revealed, things usually turn south because few of us know how to handle these personal matters constructively.

How filmmaker Woody Allen molested his seven year old daughter and all that followed was the subject of HBO’s docuseries “Allen V. Farrow.” It attempts to prove or disprove the allegations of Dylan Farrow that she was sexually abused by her adopted father. Allen has repeatedly denied these claims as being ridiculous. This forthright documentary is definitely worth the watch.

Woody Allen

Mia Farrow

Dylan Farrow

Ronan Farrow

Woody Allen was born on Sunday and in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. The Sun rules his INNER Self and Jupiter governs his OUTER Self. The #09 SUN SAG Dayology Signature creates people who enjoy taking chances and often rise to the top of their fields. Allen certainly has defenders, but his reputation as an independent filmmaker is being eroded by these accusations.

Mia Farrow was born on Friday and in the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Venus is the ruler of her INNER Self and Saturn or Uranus governs her OUTER Self. The #71 FRI AQU Dayology Signature creates a unique individuals, generally very caring but quite independent in their thinking. Mia’s unusual lifestyle is very much her own but she attempts to be responsible in all important matters.

Dylan Farrow was born on a Thursday and in the zodiac sign of Cancer. Jupiter rules her INNER Self and her OUTER Ruler is the Moon. The #52 THU CAN Dayology Signature creates individuals who profit greatly by being positive in all their actions and attitudes. There is a nurturing aspect to her personal nature which excels in child rearing and the healing of the wounded.

Ronan Farrow was born on a Saturday and in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Saturn rules his INNER Self with his OUTER self governed by Jupiter. The #81 SAT SAG Dayology Signature creates very serious individuals who views life in an expansive manner. He excels as an investigative journalist who tackles the challenging situations of prominent people.

Not exactly the happy little family!

Ronan Farrow did not witness the specific abuse which supposedly took place, however he stated “I believe my sister. This was always true as a brother who trusted her and, even at 5 years old, was troubled by our father’s strange behavior around her: climbing into her bed in the middle of the night, forcing her to suck his thumb—behavior that had prompted him to enter into therapy focused on his inappropriate conduct with children prior to the allegations.

So what is the problem with Woody? He’s not the first guy who has crossed the line with his child. Many males have committed this crime, wrecked their families and left everyone to pick up the pieces. Incest is ultimately a selfish act. You can only molest children by objectifying them. What does that mean? It means that you forget about their comfort, feelings or future. You simply view them as a means to satisfy your curiosity, power or lust. It’s that simple.

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