Steve McQueen is the first black filmmaker to direct the Best Picture EVER, Alfonso Cuarón is the first Latino to win Best Director EVER, and tumblr is crying about Leo?
I now work for like a fairly well known UK retailer and I get to sit in a cool office with loads of corkboard for pinning up awesome ideas and I write stuff…
but I think the best part about it is when I get to do something little but important.
At the moment, I’m re-writing somebody’s old web descriptions for wallpaper (I know, yawn) but I got on to the kids section and I realised there was a big problem. So I went and changed aaaaaaall the pink/flowery/hearty wallpaper descriptions and aaaaaaaaall the blue/football/cars/piratey wallpaper descriptions so they now read something like:
'Perfect for any little one's/pink-lover's/sea-captain's/adventurer's bedroom!'
Not ‘perfect for boys and their toys’ or ‘perfect for your little princess’ no no no.
Because SERIOUSLY it’s 2014 and that needs to stop.
And that’s a tiny little change but it made me so happy that I got to do it.
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
No but how hard is it to cast actual disabled people as disabled characters? Disabled actors are out there, and considering how the abled supremacist media likes to pretend we don’t exist, the very few disabled roles should go to you know…disabled actors. Not abled actors thirsty for awards and recognition, or abled actors who have a bankable name or recognizable face.