This is the same logic which is harnessed by senior management in universities to blame women for not putting themselves forward enough e.g. for promotion. It conveniently apportions responsibility for representation and #equality issues elsewhere https://t.co/ljNfVDHxlq— Katherine Brickell (@K_Brickell) April 3, 2018
One of my least favourite TV tropes is when shows invite male comedians as guests and make their opposite number on the other team a female reality tv star, then spend the entire show revelling in how thick she is. 8 out of 10 cats was criminal for it. https://t.co/wIqTzTbwT5— Rebecca Reid (@RebeccaCNReid) April 3, 2018
Sorta related - last time I got a quasi-death threat, (doesn't happen often) one of the aspects of the rant was that I wasn't "modest", that I boasted of my achievements too much.— sianushka (@sianushka) April 3, 2018
Modesty is gendered.
#HIGNFY is like any institution. Its lack of diversity means nobody challenges the culture. As a result it is stale and myopic. Of course because it exists in a media and comedy ecosystem largely devoid of diversity, hardly anyone with the power to change it seems to notice— Catherine Mayer (@catherine_mayer) April 3, 2018
But I also want to know whether the #HIGNFY producers recognise the deeper problems of recruiting women to the show. I'd like to see a debate around how this relates to current topics such as, oh, let's say the #genderpaygap in broadcasting & pay discrimination— Catherine Mayer (@catherine_mayer) April 3, 2018