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Aug 8, 2007

Hollywood: Female directors underdogs?

This I came across reading the CNN website. It's about "Chick Flicks: Where's the Love?" article. Favorite line in this piece is this:
"What's funny is, now people are trying to contact me to do movies," Delpy adds, "like, they're looking for a female director, and it's all about a relationship. You know what? I don't want to make a movie that they want a female director for. To me, first of all, it's condescending. What does that mean? Is it about breast feeding?"
In other countries I believe there's a balance between male and female directors, almost. Most male directors in Asian countries are gay men or on the effem side.

More on this article is on this site.

The Reveler


Anonymous said...

Frankly I'm gettin' kind of tired about women yelping about the "inequities of the workplace". The fact is women, you can't have your cake and eat it to (whatever that means). On one hand you bitch and moan about not getting equal pay, not being part of the "team", missing out on those promotions, etc. etc...the "glass ceiling" if you will. On the other hand, however, most women don't hesitate to ask their male coworkers to move the boxes, or check the copy machine, or attend to similarly stereotyped "male tasks". Not a week goes by without female coworkers asking me or other male counterparts to do something they are "to feminine" to do. In the long run, you can't have it both ways ladies. If you aren't willing to break your back moving the fridge, or crawl through the muck to turn off a valve, or grab a bushcutter and cut grass in the sun for 6 hours... you will never really be on a level playing feild as far as men are concerned. If I can put a sales presentation together, attend to customers and then climb up on the roof to clean out clogged gutters in the span of a workday morning... so to should you be expected to get up on that roof, manicured and all. If you aren't willing to do that... you haven't earned the right to be treated as equally.

bradinthesand said...

not that i disagree, but what kind of job has you putting together a sales presentation, attend to customers, and climb on the roof to clean out clogged gutters in the span of one working day?

sounds like you are self-employed or working a sales job where you put on rooftop gutter cleaning demonstrations for customers.

am i right?

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