There is this liberal line of thought that says in order to make everyone equal, we need special rules for certain groups. That makes about as much sense as creating fire with water, but nobody has ever accused liberals of being of sound of mind. A group of female Hollywood directors thinks that there needs to be a quota system to help make women equal to men in the entertainment industry. Trust me, the irony that Hollywood is more liberal than a Planned Parenthood Obama fundraiser at an anti-gun Black Lives Matter rally (riot) is not lost on me.
Yahoo! News reports about this Television Critics Association roundtable (bitchfest).
Female directors who have worked on TV shows like “American Horror Story” and “Scandal” say quotas are necessary to obtain more gender and racial diversity in Hollywood.
“I never want to be hired because I’m a woman director, but maybe at this moment there needs to be quotas,” said Maggie Kiley.
So she doesn’t want to be hired because she is a women, but thinks there needs to be a quota system to hire people just because they are women? I don’t want to come off as sexist here, but maybe that kind of irrational thinking is part of the problem.
“If that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes,” added Rachel Goldberg.
I should point out that the Yahoo! story never explains who these uppity women are. I am assuming they are directors of some kind, but they could just as easily be meter maids.
As for Ms. Goldberg, what a profound statement that is. I wonder how much she would support a quota system in a field dominated by women. I’m guessing she would be against it, because that’s how liberals operate.
Finally, this article identifies one of these women and she’s just as kooky as the rest:
Steph Green, who has shot episodes of the series “Scandal” — about a female-led crisis management firm — and “Luke Cage,” about a black superhero, said she is regularly asked if she can film action sequences.
“Yes, I can do action, yes I’ve worked with blood or I have had stunts,” said Kiley.
Often when she is on location Kiley said she is mistaken for a makeup artist, and people prefer to speak alone with her male assistant.
Again, I have identified a problem that some people may think is sexist. If this woman is mistaken for the make-up artist and the people working for her would rather talk to her male assistant, she is not doing a very good job of directing and shouldn’t be in charge of the production. A director is like a head couch or a president. They need to be authoritative and command respect. I’m not saying women are unable to direct, but this one can’t or shouldn’t.
“Quotas are necessary so women can get that first job, and also to change the culture,” so that people get used to seeing women directors, said panelist Meera Menon, who just finished shooting an episode of “Snowfall,” a TV mini-series about the crack epidemic in Los Angeles.
Seriously, only liberals would think that hiring unqualified people simply because of their race or gender is a good way to do things. Hard work and talent are achievements. Being handed something because of the way you go pee is as bullshit as it gets. Respect is something you earn, not a race or gender based quota system.