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Old 08-24-2015, 12:25 PM   #91
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:33 PM   #92
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I'll admit that I am at least 90% responsible for why this thread spirals way off topic. I first misread Geoff's comment, and by the time it developed into a full on conversation, the snarky barbs had already been thrown, so it became more of a "one side vs. the other side" argument instead of an intelligent debate.

I still stand behind my feeling that "a lot of the female screenwriters I see are more attractive than the male ones, so there might be a bias" is a comment I would have a strong response to, but the way I originally replied was not appropriate.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:11 PM   #93
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This wasn't aimed at me, but I don't think you're sexist in the least. Any sampling of your posts reveals you are, in fact, anti-sexist. Is that a word? Though... I don't think Geoff is either. And I think everyone knows that, too.

I don't even know what people are disagreeing about anymore, but I think after 9 pages we can all just agree to disagree. I'll just proclaim myself to be right and that'll be the end of it. Viola!!
Thanks, figment. Ironically, I don't think anyone in this topic is sexist, or has argued in favor of sexist positions. I actually like everyone in this thread.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:12 PM   #94
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Beyond that, why not argue your own points rather than try and claim that other's opinions are motivated by an agenda--which by the way you did very selectively, aren't your own opinions on the topic strong enough?
Because there's no topic here. The last 7 pages have been an argument over a miscommunication. The only possible topic to debate is whether women face a negative bias in this industry, and every other for that matter. That feels like a non-argument to me, so I don't feel the need to offer an opinion on it.

In response to the rest of your post, there's really not much I can say. Most of us here are strong-headed, myself very much so. I don't think anyone was wrong in this thread, so much as I think there was a miscommunication/misunderstanding, and when it created the appearance of two "sides," everyone dug in their heels for the fight. If this were a comedy, it'd be a good one.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:23 PM   #96
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Because there's no topic here. The last 7 pages have been an argument over a miscommunication. The only possible topic to debate is whether women face a negative bias in this industry, and every other for that matter. That feels like a non-argument to me, so I don't feel the need to offer an opinion on it.

In response to the rest of your post, there's really not much I can say. Most of us here are strong-headed, myself very much so. I don't think anyone was wrong in this thread, so much as I think there was a miscommunication/misunderstanding, and when it created the appearance of two "sides," everyone dug in their heels for the fight. If this were a comedy, it'd be a good one.
Well, I still think there's a valuable argument to be had here. We had a thread about a female writer, and it barely got to the second page before someone felt the need to comment on the physical appearance of women in screenwriting.

Do you think if someone posted an interview with John August, that there would have been a comment about whether or not there was a bias toward good looking male writers?
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If John August had gotten noticed while writing about working as a chippendales dancer, do you think it would have come up?
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If John August had gotten noticed while writing about working as a chippendales dancer, do you think it would have come up?
That there's a bias towards attractive male writers? No. Even if he was a Chippendales dancer, I don't think that would have come up.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:13 PM   #99
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If a Chippendales dancer sold a script, you don't think people would have a discussion about whether or not his looks were an advantage? I have to disagree.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:53 AM   #100
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If a Chippendales dancer sold a script, you don't think people would have a discussion about whether or not his looks were an advantage? I have to disagree.
Not only that -- there would all sorts of smarmy innuendo about what he had to do to sell his scripts. Because we all KNOW the man can't write.

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