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Ellen Pompeo, TV's $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for "What I Deserve"
"By the way, I saw the other path. My agent once sent me to see Harvey, too. I went right up to his room at the Peninsula, which I would never normally do, but Harvey was a New York guy, so it made sense. Plus, it was in the middle of the day, and he had an assistant there. He didn't try anything on me. Had he, I'm a little rough around the edges and I grew up around some very tough people, so I probably would have picked up a vase and cracked him over the fucking head. But I also feel completely comfortable saying that I walked into that room batting the shit out of my eyelashes. My goal in that room was to charm him, as it is in most rooms like that. You think, 'Not only do I have to show that I'm a good actress, but that director also has to in some way fall in love with me and at least become enamored with me.' That never felt right or good to me. And I've had conversations with my agents 17 years later. I've said, 'You sent me into that room knowing…' They claim they didn't know."
a:Lacey-Rose  p:The-Hollywood-Reporter  d:2018.01.17  w:2500  television  gender  from instapaper
4 hours ago by bankbryan
If Only Quoting Women Were Enough - The New York Times
But the truth — we are reminded every time we try to quote female experts — is that the gender balance of our articles is only the final step in a process of gender discrimination that begins long before we pick up a phone to begin reporting. We’ve learned to see our role as journalists as important, but also as just the most visible component of a vast social machinery that equates expertise with maleness.

For instance, Twitter is a valuable tool for finding research and researchers. But while it is open to both genders, women often face higher costs for using it, in the form of harassment, particularly sexual threats. Because men can use the platform more freely, their voices and work get a relative boost, making it even harder for women to break through.

Other biases are even more glaring. A 2013 study found that political science papers by women are systematically cited less than those by men. Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, a University of Iowa political scientist, found that women in academia are more likely to get stuck in less prestigious jobs or leave their fields entirely because of structural gender issues like citation biases, straightforward sexism and pressure on women to do committee work while men get to devote time to their research.

The result is that the highest echelons of academia, think tanks and research institutions are dominated by men. So if we go by seemingly objective criteria like seniority or citation counts, the “best” experts will overwhelmingly be men. We can’t fix those imbalances on our own, but we can try to correct for them in our own writing by ignoring seniority and deciding for ourselves whose work is worth quoting. We start by looking offline to find equally qualified — or, often, better qualified — women, by scanning academic journals and asking around for names.

That, unsurprisingly, can rankle people. It can rankle the men who believe we skipped over them unfairly and the institutions that wish to promote their most senior figures. Tellingly, some think tanks that publicize all-female panels also bar junior fellows from speaking to the news media, silencing the women in that role. And it can rankle readers, some of whom inevitably ask a variation of, “Isn’t that just more discrimination?”

This is the challenge of systemic gender bias. No one person can fix it, even with the benefit of a platform as powerful as The New York Times. But conscious efforts to correct for its effects can, at a glance, look unfair because the biases that privilege men, while far more systemic, are often less visible. Last November, over 200 women in national security signed an open letter warning that sexual assault, harassment and “environments that silence, demean, belittle or neglect women” were driving their female colleagues from the field. And a 2015 analysis by Micah Zenko and Amelia M. Wolf found that women were sharply underrepresented in think tank leadership and senior government positions relating to foreign policy and national security.

We haven’t undertaken the kind of rigorous accounting of our sources that Ed Yong and Adrienne LaFrance of The Atlantic have, though we suspect we’d be similarly disappointed by the results. But even if we’ve hardly closed the gender gap in our work, the act of trying isn’t just our responsibility: It has its own benefits. We, and readers, are exposed to ideas and research otherwise obscured by systemic bias. Articles exclusively quoting women register with colleagues, who tell us they will try it themselves. The most rewarding feedback comes from young professional women, who see encouragement amid the many obstacles they face.

These are only symbolic gestures. But perhaps they are a reminder that the gender gap, though so pervasive it can sometimes feel normal, is anything but.

Rebecca Hamilton, an American University assistant law professor, tweeted in response to our recent article, “Such a surreal experience to read a national security article so populated with the voices of female experts.”

It can indeed feel surreal to see women granted the same intellectual weight as men. But it doesn’t need to.
gender  sexual-harassment  journalism  media  gender-representation  Max-Fisher  gender-ratio 
12 hours ago by thegrandnarrative
Topics: Gender: suspension of disbelief with radical and unlawful ideology
It's one thing to suspend disbelief when visiting a theme park like Disneyland, but it's entirely different thing to be asked to suspend disbelief when it comes to laws and public policy. Increasingly, that's what is expected when it comes to the agenda of LGBT activists.
We're expected to go down a rabbit hole such as that in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that leads us to an alternate reality, where up is down, you have to run twice as fast just to stay in place, any road takes you to where you are going, and you can believe in six impossible things before breakfast.
topics  gender  from pocket
17 hours ago by anilg
Gender in Bugis society - Wikipedia
In contrast to the two-gender system, Bugis society recognises five genders: makkunrai, oroané, bissu, calabai, and calalai.[2] Makkunrai and oroané are comparable to cisgender women and men, respectively.
gender  lgbt  transgender 
17 hours ago by flyingcloud
The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM - The Atlantic
A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.
education  gender  DEI 
23 hours ago by MF_reads
UPDATE: My boyfriend [22/M] wants me [22/F] to stop participating in my favorite sports : relationships
"Not the first time we've seen someone find out their boyfriend preferred them inactive and/or vulnerable."

"This is the worst part about dating. I feel like I encountered so many people who were testing to see how I'd fit in to their life, like I didn't have one of my own that was important to me."
relationships  narcissism  gender 
yesterday by cmananian
Advertising Housework: Labor and the Promotion of Pleasure in 1970s Domestic Interiors
Advertising Housework: Labor and the Promotion of Pleasure in 1970s Domestic Interiors
Sylvia Faichney. September 22, 2017  gender  via:asfaltics 
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