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galactic_hedgehog
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 10:14:09 PM »

Did anyone watch the Oscars last night?

There sure were a lot of white men.

Those bastards.

And, as usual, they dominated everything.  Best director, best score, best actress...
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2012, 10:19:48 PM »

Yeh.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 10:26:25 PM »

Billy Crystal was overwhelmingly white and male too. What is up with that?
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 9:53:37 AM »

Did anyone watch the Oscars last night?

There sure were a lot of white men.

Those bastards.

And, as usual, they dominated everything.  Best director, best score, best actress...

Is that a slam on Ms. Meryl Streep?  Oh hell no.
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2012, 2:44:35 PM »

So now we know that there are other disciplines and organizations that are overwhelmingly white, male and according to the article,  old. Not surprising right. We already knew that to be true. We are moving back the 1950s in some ways. I've had the same question about a clinical psychology training program that has an overwhelmingly (even higher than the Academy-- 80%) male and completely white-while the graduate students have been, for at least the past decade, overwhelmingly female (80%). Why and how? Seems that the elderly white male faculty members work hard to recruit colleagues just like themselves. They want buddies to collaborate with and buddies to hang out with. And since they are already the majority they can always control the votes to select more of them. The fact that they already have a group of similar buds--and the fact that their efforts to build a faculty in their image deprives women of female role models and deprives the few female faculty members of buddies --escapes them because they tend to be self centered and narcissistic. None view there to be any gender issues in the program and they can say that without lying since they are so absolutely clueless and lacking in insight that they believe it.
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 4:23:13 PM »

Whatever you say.
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2012, 5:30:51 PM »

I boycotted ABC because they cancelled OLTL and AMC. I will never get over it.
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2012, 9:39:31 PM »

I am offended on so many levels.  But mostly because I am a white male and not a member of any of the academies - science, engineering or motion picture.
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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2012, 3:01:04 AM »

afm_man,  It is not too l late. Start one of your own.
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2012, 12:01:45 PM »

While we're at it--

Why are lekking white-bearded manakins also overwhelming white and male?
 
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