The Sound of Sexism

I’m a Sound Engineer and work in a few different areas of sound. After leaving an almost exclusively male college with some top lads, my career has been riddled with sexist comments. 

  • I’ve been told I carry a longboard (my mode of transport) for show and that I’m too weak to hold a boom.
  • Equipment companies always look for a lad to sign off on stuff when they know I’m head of my crew.
  • I’ve had actors say I’m a pain but have got great tits when they’re in for ADR. 
  • OH! And of course the worst ones “Hey, love, can you make us some teas? Our engineer must be running late, ta.” No, I’m here. I’ve been here for an hour, y'all are late.
  • “So, are you here for experience/are you an intern/are you an assistant?”


*Nudes of multiple female celebrities are released to the internet*

Media: This is the most sexist and misogynistic thing that has ever happened! This just shows how much women are hated in society and how much men feel entitled to women’s bodies!

*Nudes of multiple male celebrities are released including Justin Bieber’s*

Media: Omg look at all these sexy men! Thank you whoever released these nudes oh yeah I would love to get a piece of them!!!!

today we had a meeting with each grade level in the auditorium and it was about dress codes. they said, “girls you can’t show your shoulders because boys will get aroused by them” so at lunch i said to one of my male friends, “hey austin does my shoulders arouse you?” and he looked so uncomfortable 


So, a doubly-whammy here:

Leigh Alexander - our favorite alcoholic hate-monger, who we see on the left being quite willing to exploit white men for the website she works for - is now seen on the right demanding payola to appear on a TV show that says it would usually not pay guests to appear.

“Oh you white men better work for free - but if you want me to appear for free? that’s sexist”

I guess if one standard is good, then a double-standard is twice as good.

…oh and this “Trial and Error” show is looking to have people come in and talk about gaming, with both people who think gaming is sexist and not sexist, but they don’t want to attract “a certain gaming gang” - I wonder who they’re thinking of

and ofc I got this off 8chan’s /gamergatehq/ so they have been quite thoroughly found out already

Surprised I haven’t seen any of you idiots complaining about the new episode of South Park yet. Oh that’s probably because pc principal is exactly what Tumblr would be like if it was a person. It’s also spot on with the Bruce Jenner thing. Go South Park for pissing off all the cry babies on Tumblr just by showing them how they act and look to everyone else. :)

I just don’t get why people complain so much about Classic Who being sexist. Pretty much all of the companions are well written and well characterised, many are tough, action type girls (for example Leela and Ace), a lot are intelligent and can think for themselves (Sarah Jane, Zoe, etc.) Even the ones who scream a lot have other aspects to their characters, and don’t just spend all their time screaming and fainting. I barely ever look at Classic Who and think, oh, that’s a bit sexist. Whereas I look at New Who and think that most of the time.

Moffat’s characters are one-dimensional and all appear to be sassy action girls with no obvious fear or emotion, which scares me more. Classic Who shows girls that they can be frightened but that doesn’t make them any worse a person. New Who shows girls that they have to be tough and nothing else, otherwise you’re just a silly woman and an embarrassment to your sex.

I was watching Web of Fear the other day, and a female character, who was a scientist (and the character the Doctor relied on most to help defeat the yeti), was being flirted with by a guy she had no interest in. He asked her what a girl like her was doing in a job like that (scientist in an underground military base). She replied that when she was a little girl, she wanted to be a scientist, and so she became one. They also predicted, in Terror of the Zygons (I think), that there would be a female prime minister by the 80s. Female characters are frequently offended by being treated in a sexist way.

I think actually that New Who has a lot to learn from Classic Who, and that people shouldn’t just assume sexism just because characters scream sometimes. Every single Classic Who companion was different, but I feel that many of the recent female characters have been almost exactly the same. This is the problem, not that women get scared sometimes. (And the male characters frequently get scared too, I mean look at Jamie.)

Let's be honest.

Shonda is an unattractive, overweight black woman. No one in the white male-dominated television world can critique her honestly without being accused of “not appreciating” her “genius” because they’re sexist, racist, or fatphobic. Same with Lena Dunham. Everyone has to perpetuate the “oh aren’t these ugly girls so brave and smart to be unattractive and vocal in a world that only values female appearance” spiel to look politically correct. If Shonda were conventionally attractive, white, or a man, ABC would have canned her ass after S2. Sleepy Hollow replaced their show runner like it wasn’t shit. Because realistically it shouldn’t be. But no one can say boo to Shonda so we have to stomach her shit.

Marvel is trying so hard to get Agent Carter to have a large enough audience to stay on TV and that’s pretty cool.
They didn’t just throw the show together as a “oh hey look, we’re not sexist” kinda thing and just let what happens happen. They’re actually trying.