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How many people does it take to say that the gender inbalance in SF outlets is a problem before it's seriously acknowledged, and accepted, as a problem?

Reasons, blame, motives, agenda, solutions and reason aside.

When is it allowed to be just ... an issue?

When will we be able to get past that discussion and start looking deeper at the more interesting aspects of it?


Jan. 13th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I have (at the risk of damaging my shoulder) that problem in reverse. When I say something which seems perfectly rational to me, I get the, "OMG, you are so wonderful/enlightened/etc.) and I don't get it.

It seems things like equal pay for equal work, etc., just ought to be.

But (and this is a strange bit of privilege, I think) it seems I am wrong, and not just is the system tilted wrong (which the protesting of makes me seem special, which seems to me ought ought to be something which wasn't so rare as it appears to be), but that a huge number of men don't get it.

Which saddens me. It explains why the fight is so hard, it's not just reactionary types, but regular joes who can't get their head around the idea there is both privilege, and problems as a result of it.

Even more depressing to think on how much better it is, than it was.
Jan. 13th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
These things are so true. I actually think it's an awful thing that we are still so grateful to find men who just 'get it' without it being explained to them (or being repeatedly beaten over the head by "How to Suppress Women's Writing" and other supporting texts).

But we are grateful. Because we don't take it for granted. And too many times we've had to deal with intelligent, educated, otherwise thoroughly sensible men, who are not remotely sympathetic.

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