I was one of four women (out of more than 60 people) working in the art department. One day a male colleague and I were talking about how few women were working on this production.
He proceeded to inform me that, “women are not as talented as men when it comes to the arts.”
The weird thing: he said this with no malice, just as a fact.
Well sure. After all, there were only four women in the art department. There’s your fact right there.
I’m helping put together a pitch for a company’s new cartoon show, aimed at kindergarten girls. I submit my designs, and get the following notes back:
“Make her white. Only white people spend money.”
“She’s not sexy enough. Make her sexier.”
The character in question is eight. The producers of the show are all old, white men.
Well it could be worse, she could be seven.