March 10th, 2015
Santino has started a really funny new website, Everything’s a Problem. It’s a Stuff White People Like for the Privilege Age. Sample awesome:
In my previous post, I noted that Tina Fey’s new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is problematic. But we should also note that the Daily Beast story highlighting the problematic nature of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is itself extremely problematic.
Look at that byline. “Gabe Bergado.” Wow, GABE. Mansplain much?
Perhaps he needs to check his privilege for a moment and consider the struggles faced by women in the entertainment community. This is, after all, an industry in which men outnumber women more than three to one in the writer’s room. It strikes me as extremely problematic that this man—who, I’m guessing, is far less experienced when it comes to creating TV shows—feels comfortable sitting there and lecturing this silly woman about how to do her job in a better fashion.
Problematic. But not surprising.
I give the transgression of a man telling a woman show runner how to run her show two problematics.
To keep track of today’s Pyramid of Grievances, you need a scorecard. This is it.
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