A story at the HuffPo on Geena Davis’ reaction to the Oscars is a good reminder that we still have a long way to go (I think). It’s one thing to simply “be offended” by MacFarlane’s humor. But it’s another thing to set about enacting change. Complaints about MacFarlane won’t change how women are treated overall by Hollywood and the awards industry – in short, women are mostly ignored. From the HuffPo:
“It’s a shame that that triumph was enveloped in an awards ceremony containing disrespect for women,” Davis told members of the California Assembly during a ceremony in Sacramento. “But it helps illustrate how tone-deaf we can still be regarding the status of women.”
She commended “Brave,” which won best animated picture, as setting a positive example for girls.
There was a lot of woman hating going on directly after the Oscars with a dumb joke on Quvanzhane Wallis — welcome to the world, kid. People suck. Anne Hathaway was dumped on for no good reason. To me, it’s mostly the same shit, different day and I don’t know if a PC Oscar host would help matters. You don’t hire Seth MacFarlane, or Ricky Gervais or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and expect them to not to be brutally funny.