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ACLU’s new civil rights crusade: gender quotas for directors of top-grossing Hollywood films

May 12, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

With more women directors, there would be more movies like this one

It’s the civil rights scandal of 2016: Not enough women earning $80 million directing top-grossing Hollywood movies.

But fortunately, we have the ACLU and the Obama administration on the case working hard to set this miscarriage of just aright–and ensure that at least 50 percent of the tab picker-uppers at Spago will bear the XX chromosome.

The Associated Press reports:

“An attorney for the ACLU said Wednesday that federal officials are investigating whether gender discrimination exists in Hollywood, where statistics show less than 7 percent of top movies last year were directed by women.

“The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs have responded to the ACLU’s request for a look at Hollywood hiring practices with a ‘wide-ranging and well-resourced investigation’ attorney Melissa Goodman said.

“‘We’re very encouraged by how seriously the government has taken this,’ said Goodman, director of the LGBTQ, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California. ‘Our hope is that they’ll push industry leaders to address the ongoing violations of civil rights women directors in the industry have experienced and are experiencing.'”

See what I mean?  It cries out to heaven that Batman v Superman was directed by…a man.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen
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One Comment
  1. Lastango permalink

    I fully endorse gender and other diversity quotathink for Hollywood. Nothing — absolutely nothing — will bring the Hollywood Stalinists down faster.

    The louder and the more outrageous their self-policing, the better. They may carry this a lot farther than even they intend. I remain stunned the progs launched their transgender bathroom offensive during a presidential election year. The Left didn’t used to be that stupid. Trying to force communal bathrooms into elementary and secondary schools under the threat of loss of federal funds is the sort of naked jackboot warfare the Reds eschewed in favor of their long march through the institutions. To find them gambling their collectivist empire over trivia at a pivotal point in their destruction of America is mind-blowing.

    So, I wish them all the best as they set about sawing off a leg of their culturewar throne.

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