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January 25, 2019 12:54 PM   Subscribe

The earliest when. "This is a list of earliests. The earliest it can be when as many women as men have won Best Director at the Oscars is 2111. The earliest it can be when as many women as men have won Best Director at the BAFTAs is 2068. The earliest it can be when as many women as men have..." [via mefi projects]
posted by lalex (10 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
I will never understand why men are so scared of women being as good as them at anything that they keep them from it.
posted by agregoli at 1:01 PM on January 25 [11 favorites]


(Of course I am speaking systemically)
posted by agregoli at 1:02 PM on January 25


This is awesome, and kind of sad.... I want to be around to separate some of these lasts, but most of them are so far in the future. Especially if things just switch to equality, rather than no men winning the Turner from now on.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 1:16 PM on January 25


agregoli: I will never understand why men are so scared of women being as good as them at anything that they keep them from it.

Any mafia worth its salt knows that you have to keep competitors out of the marketplace if you want to make good money.
posted by clawsoon at 3:17 PM on January 25 [6 favorites]


I think that's a fairly unpleasant analogy.
posted by agregoli at 4:39 PM on January 25


agregoli: I think that's a fairly unpleasant analogy.

Indeed. Not entirely unfair, though, I think. There's not as much naked violence upholding my privilege as there was a century or two ago, but fraternities have their ways of forming and keeping women out anyway.
posted by clawsoon at 5:10 PM on January 25 [2 favorites]


Yeah. We know. Men are winning. Still! That comment felt stingy.
posted by agregoli at 5:13 PM on January 25


And zero women were nominated for best director this year.
posted by octothorpe at 6:58 PM on January 25


Earliest that any of this may ever equalize with women if we're realistic about male human nature: the year 3142.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:00 PM on January 25 [2 favorites]


Male human nurture has a fair bit to do with it, too.
posted by clawsoon at 4:53 AM on January 27 [1 favorite]


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