Sketch Block, KL Says Goodbye
So really big news: The ACLU has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate the systematic bias against women directors in Hollywood. They are saying it’s a violation of Title VII, which is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prevents employers from discriminating based on gender.
As Melissa Silverstein, a feminist, advocate for women in Hollywood and Artistic Director of the Athena Film Festival said, “It’s about f*cking time!”
I hope they investigate the bias against women writers. It’s not as tough as it is for female directors, but still tough. Julie Bush, who wrote for Sons of Anarchy and is currently writing an action feature for Universal talks about it all the time on her twitter feed (and even holds chats on periscope where it’s a big topic of conversation).
My grandmother was a feminist. My mom was a feminist. And because of her…
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