Gender and Hollywood

In this blog post, award-winning director Lexi Alexander sounds very much like the Nancy Hopkins of Hollywood as she points out the gender norms that exclude female directors from being hired. One of the arguments she hears is that women generally just don’t have the aptitude to direct and she is an exception.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/an-oscar-nominated-director-gets-real?page=1#blogPostHeaderPanel

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About Marisa R. Brandt

Always thinking about how cultural meaning-making and knowledge-production go hand-in-hand. I completed my Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies at UCSD in May 2013. My dissertation, War, Trauma, and Technologies of the Self: The Making of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, is a biography of a virtual reality system called Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan which was designed to aid therapists in making their war veteran patients re-experience their traumatic experiences in order to overcome them. I am also a freelance writer, editor, and comics creator, a homebody and an adventurer. I care a lot about people and things.
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