Following on from Mariana's post about the 'Casting Couch' check out this video, a satire about casting, funny, but sadly all too true. I would love to know your thoughts ladies? What experiences have you had? As a female director, I definitely experience misogyny
in work places, and see male counterparts given jobs before me, often because they have the ability and confidence to be 'pushy' which I don't feel comfortable with, or they go our for drinks with the right people, also another thing I don't feel comfortable with.
This video is talking about more than misogyny, about all kinds of prejudice.
Lets hope the various movements that have been coming up to fight against injustice, particularly in this industry, where unfortunately its still rife, will not just be a passing trend.
In my experience, a misogynistic workplace culture is hidden by supposed liberalism.
I know one thing I'm guilty of, is not calling things out when they happen, I feel I will be labelled, and I know that is deeply embedded in my psyche because of past experience of being called 'controlling' when simply standing up for myself.
Lets' start calling things out, and if they don't want to work with you again, perhaps they are not worth your/our talents anyway!