What could be better than the monolithic government involving itself in the arts?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put Hollywood under investigation for not hiring enough women directors. Look to see quotas soon because the EEOC is in Hollywood to see what they can do, as CBS News phrased it.
The EEOC is apparently into Federal probes now – of an ENTIRE INDUSTRY. They launched a fishing expedition for “stories” from women who think there are “obstacles” in their way.
Women only receive 16 percent of episodic TV directing jobs, and last year, women directed less than 5 percent of the major studio releases, CBS News reported. They say that they don’t get as much work as men, and, when they do, they don’t get paid as much. How ironic that they are victims of their own liberal society after their endless preaching about women equality.
There are a very small number of women in the industry, however. About 28% of the narrative shorts are directed by women and they roughly represent the numbers of viable women in the trade, which explains the 16% number somewhat.
The movement against gender discrimination in Hollywood began when several female directors pushed the anti-American ACLU to file a claim with the EEOC, asking the Commission to look into “the systemic failure to hire women directors at all levels of the film and television industry.”
Their answer is force by a government agency.
“I would like the EEOC to take legal action against the studios, the networks and the commercial production companies to make them comply with the law,” said commercial director Lori Precious, one of the women the EEOC has called in to discuss the situation. “I hope they force people to change the way they do business because Hollywood is not exempt from the law.”
Deadline reported that Director Maria Giese started the push for a Federal investigation of Hollywood’s hiring practices in 2013:
“I hope the Obama administration and Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will give the EEOC every ounce of support they can muster in this historic effort to create equality for women directors in U.S. media, at last,” said director Maria Giese, who has been pushing the EEOC to investigate Hollywood’s hiring practices for more than two years.
They can’t find better things to do?
The EEOC is supposed to limit itself to individual complaints but it now appears – thanks to being pushed by the ACLU – that they are in charge of policy. The government and the ACLU are here to help!
A USC study released Tuesday is meant to give support to the case. Women can’t break out and can’t get the funding. How will the Feds solve the funding problem?
Women generally break through in careers by being better not by launching a Federal probe.
We probably won’t be seeing any investigation into why Republicans are being drummed out of Hollywood.
In recent years, Al Sharpton has demanded more blacks in Hollywood and got himself a role in decision making at Sony. Women are allegedly given less than a third of speaking roles in major films, Asians are supposedly underrepresented, gays and Latinos also have complained, but no one cares that only liberal ideology is represented in Hollywood and if Republicans make themselves known, they will probably never work again.