No more silence on the set on sexism
Re Sarah Polley On Fighting Sexism And Abuse In TV And Film (NOW, September 7-13)
Every time a female filmmaker or actor speaks out, they’re immediately told to “shut up and stay in your place.” Every time they speak of the lack of parity, they’re told, “Women don’t want to be filmmakers or else they would be.” Every time a woman speaks out about harassment on set she’s labelled “a difficult person to work with, too sensitive, not tough enough to be in this industry and just causing problems because she’s hormonal.”
Well, fuck that. I’m a filmmaker. We need it to stop. And we need to be the ones who take the next step and make it stop by not dismissing these stories as “lazy broads looking for handouts.” Stop.
Brian K. Millard From nowtoronto.com