Jan. 14th, 2010

yeloson: (Magical Feeling)
By way of delux, I'm reading the awesome interview with Nancy Miller on women writers in TV.

I'm just musing on the fact that she still has to address the "no free ticket" and "prove that you're just as good as the boys" arguments and the way in which people don't think about the assumptions in those arguments.

I mean, that you have a group in which your demographic was the first key to entry before we EVEN get to looking at your ability. Wouldn't that be a group of folks who got a "Free Ticket"? In that they didn't have to "prove themselves" against both the 51% of humanity that are women and the other 20% of Americans who happen to be both male and a person of color? (nevermind how much more narrow that gets when we're looking world-wide...)

As usual, whatever the oppressor claims about others, they're probably first in line doing it.

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