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Additional Credits:
Starring Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi
Written by Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi
Camera Op: Cristina Dunlap
Editor: Ian Skalski
Camera Op: Matt Sweeney
Art: Tricia Robertson
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(ERIN): THIS IS
(ERIN AND BRYAN TOGETHER): THROWING SHADE.
(BRYAN): WHERE FEMINASTY ERIN GIBSON,
(ERIN): AND HOMOSENSUAL BRYAN SAFI,
(BRYAN): TAKE A LOOK AT THE HEADLINES
AND POLITICS,
(ERIN): AND POP CULTURE,
(BRYAN) AND TREAT THEM WITH MUCH
LESS RESPECT THAN THEY DESERVE.
(ERIN): CAN YOU HANDLE IT?
WELL I WOULD ASK YOU
HOW YOUR WEEKEND WAS
BUT I SAW YOU ALL WEEKEND.
YOU SAW ME ALL WEEKEND.
WE DID MAXFUNCON.
WE DID, WE WENT TO LAKE
ARROWHEAD WHERE I ASSUME
THEY BOTTLED WATER.
- ASSUME.
- ARROWHEAD WATER.
YEAH THEY DO.
THEY JUST DIP IT INTO THE LAKE...
DO YOU KNOW THAT'S
NOT REALLY A LAKE UP THERE?
IT'S A RESERVOIR.
WELL, BECAUSE IT'S MAN MADE.
- YEAH.
- YEAH.
SO...EAT A DICK.
SO WERE THESE.
(LOUD SMOOCHING SOUND)
- YEAH.
- MAN MADE.
I THINK IT'S TRADITION
TO FLEX WHEN YOU DO THAT.
- OH.
- YEAH.
HEY LISTEN, BUCK THE
TRADITION. KEEP YOUR
EDGE UP. THAT'S WHAT
I ALWAYS SAY TO SWORDS
AND TO PEOPLE WHO
HAVE LOST THEIR EDGE.
YEAH. LAKE ARROWHEAD,
I WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO
SAY IT, IT'S A FALSEHOOD.
IT IS A TRAVESTY.
IT IS A LIE.
IT IS A LIE.
YOU THINK IT'S BEAUTIFUL
UP THERE, AND IT'S ALL
HEROINE ADDICTS
AND FAKE LAKES.
YEAH, WELL THAT'S TRUE
OF ANY BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
HEROINE ADDICTS?
YEAH, BECAUSE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PLACES DON'T
HAVE A LARGE POPULATION,
AND DON'T HAVE A LOT TO DO
ANYTHING SCENIC. SO
EVERYONE THERE, EVERYONE THERE
IS ADDICTED TO SOMETHING.
THAT'S JUST HOW IT GOES.
HUMAN REMAINS EVERYWHERE.
EITHER ADDICTED TO
NATURE OR HEROINE.
EXACTLY.
WHICH IS NATURAL WHICH
IS REALLY A FULL CIRCLE.
YEAH, AND REALLY ONE IS
NOT BETTER THAN THE OTHER.
I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE
MORE OBNOXIOUS THAN
SOMEONE WHO'S LIKE, "UH,
THE FRESH AIR EVERY
FUCKING DAY MAN."
SURF, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER.
OH, THERE'S SO MUCH SURFING
AT LAKE ARROWHEAD.
I TOLD THEM I SAID YOU
NEED TO GET RID OF THE LAKE,
AND YOU NEED TO DO A
WAVE POOL, IMMEDIATELY.
SO THAT THE SURFERS CAN
COME IN AND, SKI, ER, SURF.
TAKEOVER.
- YEAH.
- YEAH.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW
SOMETHING THAT'S
ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE
THAT'S HAPPENED TO ME?
ABSOLUTELY I DO. I CAN'T WAIT.
WELL, I HAVE BEEN ROBBED
BLIND FOR YEARS, AND I'VE
ONLY BEEN MADE AWARE OF IT.
BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED
IS I GET A BILL IN THE
MAIL, AND I SAY--
LIKE MOST PEOPLE, YEAH.
EXACTLY.
THOSE WERE THE PEOPLE IN
THE 80S. NOW PEOPLE GET
BILLS VIA EMAIL.
I DON'T DO PAPERLESS NOT
FOR ONE SECOND. I GOTTA
KEEP THOSE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS.
THE PAPER BUSINESS?
YEAH. I NEED A BETTER VIEW
SO I'M HOPING THAT SOON
THEY'RE GOING TO CUT
THE TREES DOWN IN FRONT
OF MY PLACE. THAT'S WHY
I KEEP THEM IN BUSINESS.
YEAH.
SO I GOT THE BILL IN THE
MAIL, AND THANKED THE
MAILBOX AS I USUALLY DO,
AND THEN I GRABBED
ALL MY MAIL, TOOK IT INSIDE...
AND THEN PUT IT ON--
MADE IT RAIN. YEP.
YEAH. THAT'S WHAT I DO.
EVERY PIECE OF MAIL I GET
I MAKE IT RAIN FIRST,
AND THEN I GO IN THE
OTHER ROOM, AND I PUT
ON A WIG, AND I COME BACK
OUT, AND THEN I GO,
"WHO'S GOING TO PICK UP THIS MESS?"
AND THEN I RUN BACK
OUT, TAKE THE WIG OFF,
ENTER AGAIN AS MYSELF
AND PICK IT UP.
I HAVE A SUGGESTION
FOR YOUR HOUSE.
MM-HMM.
YOU KNOW HOW YOU HAVE
THAT LONG HALLWAY WITH
THAT MADONNA POSTER?
YEAH.
OK, ON THE OTHER SIDE I
FEEL LIKE THERE'S TONS
OF ROOM FOR HAT RACKS,
OR HAT HOOKS. YOU SHOULD
JUST PUT ALL OF YOUR
WIGS ON THERE SO YOU DON'T
HAVE TO RUN ALL THE
WAY TO YOUR BEDROOM.
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
YEAH.
AND THAT WAY, IF I
EVER INVITE A GUY HOME
I CAN BE LIKE, HAVE
YOU EVER SEEN A HALL OF WIG?
THE POINT IS I PUT MY
ELECTRIC BILL--
I DOUBT THERE'S A POINT
BUT GO FOR IT.
THERE ISN'T. I PUT MY
ELECTRIC BILL ON THE FRIDGE,
BECAUSE THAT MEANS
SOON TO BE PAID. FEATURED
ON THE FRIDGE. YOU
KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
YEAH.
FEATURED STORY.
HEADLINE NEWS.
MOST PEOPLE PUT PICTURES
OF THEMSELVES AT WEDDINGS--
NOT ME. I DON'T HAVE ONE
PICTURE IN MY PLACE.
I PUT UP MY BILLS, AND
THOSE ARE MY FRIENDS.
SO MY BOYFRIEND COMES
OVER AND SAYS, "WHAT IS
GOING ON WITH YOUR
ELECTRIC BILL?"
AND I WAS LIKE, WHAT
DO YOU MEAN?
HE WAS LIKE, WHY DO
YOU PUT THIS ON A FRIDGE?
YEAH. I THINK I ACTUALLY--
YEAH, EXACTLY. AND
I WAS LIKE, WELL, LONG STORY,
AND WE DON'T HAVE TIME.
AND HE WAS LIKE,
"THIS IS CRAZY, YOUR ELECTRIC..."
AND I WAS LIKE, WHY.
THE DUE DATE ISN'T HERE YET
LIKE CALM DOWN. HE
WAS LIKE, "HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK
AN ELECTRIC BILL IS?"
AND HE GOES, "HOW LONG
HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING
THIS?" AND I WAS LIKE,
I DON'T KNOW I GUESS
AVERAGE $300 A MONTH,
BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT
I FUCKING PAY IN A ONE
BEDROOM APARTMENT
WITH NO A/C.
HE THOUHT IT WAS A MISTAKE.
YES. HE THOUGHT IT WAS--
AND YOU SAID, I'VE BEEN
PAYING THIS FOR HOW MANY YEARS?
.
MM-HMM.
I HAVE OVERPAID $8500
DOLLARS TOTAL. I'M
BASICALLY OWED $10,000
DOLLARS, AND SO I CALLED
THE DWP, LIKE 10 DAYS
LATER, AND I WAS LIKE--
YOU AIN'T GETTING THAT MONEY.
- HUH?
- HMM.
AND I CALLED, AND I SAID,
I'VE BEEN OVERPAYING
MY BILL, AND THEY WERE
LIKE, LIKELY STORY,
WE HEAR IT EVERYDAY.
AND I GO, NO, I REALLY HAVE.
AND NOW I HAVE TO
NORMA RAE IT. SO I AM RECRUITING
ANYONE WHO'S LISTENING
TO MEET ME ON THE CORNER
AND WE'RE ALL GOING TO
GO TO THE DWP TOGETHER
AND I'M GOING TO MAKE
A SIGN THAT SAYS $8500 FOR YOU?
TRY FOR ME I NEED IT BACK.
WHY IS THAT NORMA RAE?
WELL BECAUSE NORMA
RAE DID UNION.
THAT WAS HER MOVE,
SO THEY WOULD UNIONIZE.
YOU'RE GOING TO UNIONIZE
A BUNCH OF PEOPLE SO
YOU CAN GET WHAT'S
RIGHTFULLY OWED TO YOU?
I'M TRYING TO GET SAG
INVOLVED, AND WRITERS
SO WE CAN ALL GO DOWN.
WRITERS WILL HELP ME
MAKE THE SIGNS.
YOU KNOW WHAT? IF YOU
DIE TOMORROW, THIS WOULD
BE YOUR LEGACY.
YOU WANNA KNOW THE
OTHER FALL OUT FROM IT?
IT WAS THE FIRST TIME--
NO, THAT'S ENOUGH.
ERIN, MY LETTER WRITING
HAS REACHED AN ALL TIME
HIGH THE PASS COUPLE OF WEEKS.
WHY? I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
YOU WERE DOING A CAMPAIGN.
WELL IT'S NOT A CAMPAIGN.
IT'S JUST THAT
I'M WRITING LETTERS TO
EVERYONE WHO I EVER MET.
ARE YOU JUST TAKING A
PIECE OF PAPER AND
JUST WRITING ONE LETTER
OF THE ALPHABET, AND
THEN FOLDING IT UP AND
THEN MAILING IT OFF.
YEAH... MAILING IT OFF.
AND THE REASON I'M DOING IT...
LIKE WHEN WAS THE
LAST TIME YOU WROTE A
LETTER OUT, STAMPED, MAILED IT?
LETTER OR CARD?
LIKE A LETTER, OR A CARD.
I DON'T KNOW, ANY OF THEM.
A CARD, ALL THE TIME.
LIKE A THANK YOU CARD?
YEAH.
LIKE IF I GET GIFT.
MM-HMM.
I SEND A THANK YOU CARD.
RIGHT.
WHEN MY MECHANICS DO A
GOOD JOB, I SEND A THANK YOU CARD.
DO YOU REALLY?
I HAVE TO SEND A THANK
YOU CARD TO STARBUCKS
LIKE ONCE A DAY.
YOU SEND A THANK YOU
CARD FOR EVERY PURCHASE
YOU MAKE? BUT YOU'RE
PAYING FOR THAT SERVICE.
WELL, BIG NEWS, AND THIS
HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A
WHILE, BUT IT JUST GOT
RELEASED. THE HARVEY MILK
STAMP IS NOW AT THE POST OFFICE.
OH IT IS?
YEAH.
DOES IT TASTE LIKE MILK?
NO. MM-MM.
IT'S A FOREVER STAMP
WHICH IS VERY EXCITING.
AND IT'S REALLY A NICE
PICTURE OF HIM, THAT
I THINK WAS TAKEN AT HIS
SHOP, CASTRO CAMERA.
LIKE THIS?
NO, JUST SMILING AND LOOKING,
AND THERE'S A LITTLE--
WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE?
I DON'T KNOW JUST LIKE THIS.
OH, YEAH.
REGULAR.
I'M SURE HE WOULD'VE DONE
IT LIKE THIS.
NO HE DIDN'T, AND I DOUBT
THE POST OFFICE
WOULD'VE PICKED THAT ONE
ALTHOUGH IT WOULD'VE
BEEN GREAT.
HARVEY MILK AS YOU KNOW,
WAS ONE OF THE FIRST
OPENLY GAY ELECTED OFFICIALS.
YEAH.
IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND IS
THE REASON THERE WAS A
NON-DISCRIMINATION BILL
PASSED IN SAN FRANCISCO
SO THAT GAYS COULD
STOP GETTING DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST. I MEAN, IT USED
TO BE THAT YOU COULD
GET EVICTED FROM YOUR
APARTMENT IF THERE WERE
TWO MEN LIVING IN THERE,
AND IT WAS A KNOWN
SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP.
MUCH LESS BEING IN A GAY
BAR. YOU KNOW, BEING A
SCHOOL TEACHER, ALL THIS
STUFF, AND HE WAS AT THE
FOREFRONT OF SORT OF
ENDING THAT WITH HIS
LEGISLATION, AND OF
COURSE AS WE KNOW, WAS
TRAGICALLY KILLED, BUT SO--
AND THEN PLAYED BY SEAN
PENN WHICH IS REALLY
THE THING YOU NEED TO
TAKE AWAY FROM THIS.
THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
SO THIS IS A VERY NICE
THING FOR SOMETHING THAT'S
SO PUBLIC THAT ANYONE
CAN RECEIVE, AND THEN IF
SOMEONE ASKS, WHO IS
THIS? MAYBE THEY WILL
LOOK IT UP. MAYBE THEY
WILL LEARN A LESSON.
YEAH. THEY'LL GO IS THIS
THE GUY FROM QUEEN?
AND YOU GO, NO IDIOT.
RIGHT, BECAUSE ALL GAY PEOPLE
LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME.
DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT?
I GUESS I DIDN'T.
YEAH.
BUT THERE IS ONE GROUP THAT IS
NOT HAPPY AT ALL THAT THIS HAPPENED.
AND LGBT GROUP?
- UH, NO.
- OH.
UH, THE AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION.
WHICH IS RUN BY A GUY NAMED--
(ERIN): AFA?
YEAH, AFA.
AFA!
AFA.
THEY SHOULD GET WHAT'S
HIS NAME TO DO THE DUCK
NOISE FOR THEM.
GILBERT GOTFRIED? YEAH.
I DOUBT HE'LL DO THAT,
BUT MAYBE HE WOULD.
SO, AMERICAN FAMILY
ASSOCIATION WHICH IS
A MAJOR ANTI-GAY GROUP.
I THINK WHAT THEIR MISSION
STATEMENT IS THAT
THEY'RE WATCH DOGS FOR
MORALITY IN THE MEDIA.
FUN.
WHICH IS GREAT. SO THAT'S--
PARTY AT THEIR HOUSE.
SUPER, SUPER FUN.
OK, SO HERE IS WHAT--
I BET THEY LITERALLY, AT
THEIR PARTIES THEY SERVE
ICE WITH WATER.
YEAH.
AND THEY CLINK IT, AND
THEY GO CHEERS
EVERYONE TO ANOTHER
YEAR OF GOOD WORK.
AND THEY GO IN THE
BATHROOM AND SMOKE METH
AND SELF FISTS.
YEAH.
SELF FISTS?
MM-HMM.
COULD YOU DO IT?
I DON'T KNOW.
COULD YOU SELF FIST?
LIKE RIGHT NOW?
NO, BUT DO YOU DO IT IN GENERAL?
YEAH.
I DO A SELF PUNCH FIST.
YOU WIND UP FOR A GOOD 10 MINUTES, JUST TO GET--
LIKE LITTLE RASCALS PUNCH,
YEP. MM-HMM.
EXACTLY. AND SO I DO THIS,
DO THIS, DO THIS,
BEND OVER, AND I GO WAM, A'BAM!
AND THEN, BOOM.
AND I JUST, ALL THE WAY
UP TO MY GUTS, AND THEN I COME
BACK OUT AND I GO, OH, THANK YOU.
TO WHO?
THE MIRROR.
YEAH.
SO HERE IS WHAT THE AFA
HAS SAID ABOUT THIS:
HONORING PREDATOR HARVEY
MILK ON A US POSTAGE STAMP
IS DISTURBING TO SAY THE
LEAST. HARVEY MILK--
THE GUY WAS SHOT.
I KNOW. I KNOW.
YOU FUCKING MONSTERS.
ONE OF THE FIRST OPENLY,
I MEAN JUST LIKE A
TRAILBLAZER, A PIONEER,
WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED
ALONG WITH THE MAYOR OF
SAN FRANCISCO, AND WAS
DOING GROUNDBREAKING THINGS.
HARVEY MILK WAS A VERY
DISREPUTABLE MAN, AND
USED HIS CHARM AND POWER
TO PREY ON YOUNG BOYS WITH
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, AND
DRUG ADDICTION.
HE IS THE LAST PERSON WE
SHOULD BE FEATURING ON A STAMP.
SO THAT'S OBVIOUSLY NOT
TRUE. HE DID DATE YOUNGER
MEN, HE DID NOT DATE BOYS.
WHO DOESN'T? HA-HA.
YOU DO DATE A YOUNGER MAN.
I KNOW MY BOYFRIEND'S
YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME.
- YEAH.
- YEAH.
AND SO THEN THE AFA--
AFA.
SAID THAT IT WAS A
COMMEMORATIVE STAMP
AS A WAY FOR THE RADICAL
HOMOSEXUAL LOBBY TO
ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES TO
USE THESE STAMPS, AND
THEN HERE ARE THE WORDS
THAT THEY USE THAT ARE
BAD. ALL IN THE NAME
OF INCLUSIVENESS, POLITICAL
CORRECTNESS, AND
DIVERSITY. DISGUSTING.
THEY USE THOSE
LIKE CURSE WORDS.
DO THEY EVEN KNOW
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING?
I KNOW. SO THEN THEY
SAID, WELL UNFORTUNATELY
THE DEED IS DONE. THE
UNITED STATES POSTAL--
OH, THANK YOU. GOOD
THAT YOU PUT EFFORT INTO IT.
NO, THEY HAVE AN
INITIATIVE, BUT THEY SAY
UNFORTUNATELY THE
DEED IS DONE, THE UNITED--
THIS IS MY FAVORITE
SENTENCE IN THE HISTORY
OF THE WORLD.
THE UNITED STATES POSTAL
SERVICE HAS HONORED A
CHILD PREDATOR AT THE
WHIM OF A DRAG QUEEN.
SO HERE'S WHAT THEY
ADVISE THAT YOU DO,
SHOULD YOU GET A HARVEY
MILK STAMP IN THE MAIL
ON A LETTER, OR
WHATEVER. NUMBER 1,
REFUSE TO EXCEPT THE
HARVEY MILK STAMP IF
OFFERED BY YOUR
LOCAL POST OFFICE.
INSTEAD ASK FOR A STAMP
OF THE US FLAG.
I WANTED TO SEE, EXCEPT
THEN I WOULD'VE HAD MY
NAME ON IT, BUT I WANTED
TO MAYBE WRITE A DONATION
IN THEIR NAME, A CHECK
TO THEM, AND THEN PUT IT
IN AN ENVELOPE WITH A
HARVEY MILK STAMP
AND THEN SEE IF IT'S CASHED--
THEY CASH? WELL JUST DO
IT FOR $5 DOLLARS.
THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.
THEN I'LL DO $10 DOLLARS SOMEWHERE ELSE.
YEAH.
AND THEN THAT'S IT FOR THE YEAR.
I'M DONATING $15 DOLLARS
AND THEN I'M DONE.
YOU SHOULD JUST SEND THEM
POST CARDS AND THEN JUST
WRITE THEIR MESSAGE.
AND YOU SHOULD PUT WHAT
WOULD JESUS DO ON THE FRONT.
YEAH.
AND IT HAS THE HARVEY MILK STAMP.
YES.
AND THEN THEY'RE LIKE...
CONUNDRUM, AND THEY ARE
LIKE THE ROBOT, ANY ROBOT
IN ANY MOVIE THAT GETS
CONFUSED. BRAINS JUST GO
LIKE BLEH!
OR JUST WRITE AT THE
WHIM OF A DRAG QUEEN.
BRYAN, IN THE GOOD OL'
DAYS SEXISM USED TO LOOK
LIKE THIS, HEY SLIT GIVE ME
SOME COFFEE. YOU KNOW?
OH YEAH. THEY USE TO--
IT WAS REALLY OVERT.
- RIGHT.
- YEAH.
OR IT WOULD BE LIKE,
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE
SECRETARY? A PAIR OF
WALKING TITTIES, AND
SOME TYPING FINGERS.
- YEAH.
- YEAH.
REMEMBER THOSE DAYS?
YEAH. WHEN PEOPLE
SAID SLIT AND TITTIES?
- UH-HUH.
- YEAH.
SEXSIM USED TO BE OVERT,
BUT NOW IT'S SUBTLE.
OOH. NOW THAT'S
DEFINITELY NOT HOW YOU
SAY THAT WORD.
IT'S SNEAKY.
OK.
SHE GOT REAL SNEAKY.
THERE'S AN ARTICLE IN FAST
COMPANY WHICH IS UH,
A MAGAZINE ABOUT
COMPANIES THAT ARE LIKE...
(SINGS) MOVING ON UP.
- YEAH.
- YEAH.
AND THIS IS FRESH OFF
THE HEALS, THE HIGH
HEALS OF JILL ABRAMSON'S FIRING--
(BRYAN): RIGHT.
(ERIN): WHY CAN'T I SAY HER LAST NAME?
(BRYAN): IT'S A MOUTHFUL.
JILL ABRAMSON.
ABRAMSON, YEAH.
BUT SHE WAS THE FIRST
FEMALE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
EVER HIRED IN THE HISTORY
OF THAT NEWSPAPER.
YEARS IN PUBLICATION BUSINESS.
YEAH. HUGE DEAL.
FIRST ONE WAS FIRED,
AND YOU KNOW THERE'S BEEN
A LOT OF LIKE--
WHAT WAS THE REASON?
SHE HASN'T REALLY COME
OUT AND SAID ANYTHING,
BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY
THAT SHE WAS INVESTIGATING
THAT THERE WAS A PAY
DISCREPANCY. SOME PEOPLE
THINK THERE WAS A GENDER BIAS.
WE DON'T REALLY KNOW
THE FULL STORY.
RIGHT.
BUT WE THAT IT HAS
CATAPULTED A
CONVERSATION ABOUT
SEXISM IN THE WORK PLACE.
YES.
BASICALLY THE ARTICLE
MAKES THE POINT THAT
SEXISM DOES STILL EXIST
IT'S JUST VERY SUBTLE AND
WE'RE DOING IT IN SUCH
AN INSTITUTIONALIZED
WAY THAT IT'S VERY
HARD TO FIGHT.
I WOULD COMPLETELY
AGREE WITH THAT.
YEAH. THIS ARTICLE
MENTIONS THIS BOOK--
CALLS IT A SOFT WAR ON
WOMAN, AND THAT COMES OUT
OF A BOOK THAT WAS
PUBLISHED LAST YEAR CALLED
THE NEW SOFT WAR ON
WOMAN. HOW THE MYTH
OF FEMALE ASCENDANCE IS
HURTING WOMAN, MEN, AND
OUR ECONOMY. ACCORDING
TO THIS ARTICLE SOCIAL
SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THAT
THERE ARE TWO FORMS OF
MODERN WORKPLACE BIAS.
THE FIRST ONE IS CALLED
DESCRIPTIVE STEREOTYPE.
IN GENERAL, WOMAN ARE
ASSIGNED CHARACTERISTICS
IN PEOPLE'S HEAD, RIGHT,
AND THEY ARE THESE:
CARING, WARM,
DIFFERENTIAL, EMOTIONAL,
SENSITIVE, AND SO ON. NOT
REALLY NEGATIVE THINGS RIGHT?
MM-HMM.
THESE ARE THE DESCRIPTIVE
WORDS THAT
MOST PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY THINK OF
MALES: COMPETENT,
ASSERTIVE, DECISIVE,
RATIONAL, AND OBJECTIVE. YEAH.
JUST A WALKING FUCK YOU.
YEAH.
JUST A DUDE WALKING DOWN
THE HALLWAY, MIDDLE
FINGER OUT--
I GOT THIS!
DICK OUT...
- YEAH. EXACTLY.
- YEAH.
SO WHEN PEOPLE IN A
HIRING POSITION DON'T
REALLY KNOW A LOT ABOUT
THE CANDIDATE THEY FILL
IN THE BLANKS WITH THESE WORDS.
MM-HMM.
SO DEPENDING ON YOUR JOB,
IF YOU WANT TO BE A
MANAGER OF A HEDGE FUND
AND SOMEONE SEES THAT
YOU'RE A WOMAN, THEY
MIGHT FILL IN SOME OF
THESE TRAITS THAT ARE
VERY STEREOTYPICAL, AND
NOT HIRE YOU BECAUSE
YOU'RE NOT ASSERTIVE, YOU KNOW...
YEAH.
THEY WON'T THINK YOU'RE
COMPETENT. COMPETENT IS
THE WORSE ONE. IT IS
THE WORSE ONE.
IT IS SO INSULTING.
BECAUSE THE ONLY OTHER
WORD IS INCOMPETENT.
YEAH. AGREED.
SO THIS STUDY PUBLISHED
EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE
PEOPLE WHO WERE THE TEST
SUBJECT WERE ASKED TO
HIRE CANDIDATES FOR A
MATH TASK THAT BOTH
GENDERS PERFORM EQUALY.
THE PARTICIPANTS WERE
TWICE AS LIKELY TO HIRE
THE MAN EVEN WHEN THE
CANDIDATES WERE IDENTICAL
FOR THE SIMPLE
REASON THAT WOMAN ARE
SEEN AS WORSE IN MATH
THAN, WORSE AT MATH THAN MEN.
I USED TO CHEAT IN
CALCULUS OFF BOTH GIRLS
SITTING ON EITHER END
OF ME. SO I DO THINK
WOMAN ARE SMART.
ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW
HOW SMART BECAUSE I
ENDED UP WITH A B-MINUS.
SORRY?
IT'S COOL.
YEAH. AND THE PROBLEM IS
I DON'T THINK A LOT OF
PEOPLE ADMIT THAT THERE'S A PROBLEM
BECAUSE IT'S NOT SO AGGRESSIVE AND
SUPERFICIAL AS IT USED TO BE, BUT THAT'S NOT
SAYING THAT WE CAN'T FIX IT.
HERE'S ARE SOME
COMPANIES THAT ARE DOING
SOME REALLY GREAT THINGS.
DELOITTE, DO YOU KNOW
DELOITTE AND TOUCHE?
DELOITTE AND TOUCHE.
DELOITTE AND TOUCHE.
THEY STARTED A PROGRAM
CALLED THE 3,4,5 PROGRAM.
I KNOW THAT ONE.
WHAT IS IT?
YOU MAKE EVERYONE PICK A
NUMBER, AND THEN ALL
THOSE PEOPLE GO ON TEAMS,
AND YOU PLAY WIN,
LOSE OR DRAW.
I WISH THIS IS WHAT THIS WAS.
SO IN THE 90S TO CONFRONT
THE LACK OF FEMALE
LEADERS IN THE COMPANY
WHAT THEY DID IS THEY
STARTED 3,4,5. WHAT IT IS,
IS CONSULTANTS SPEND
NIGHTS ON THE ROAD.
I THINK IT'S ALSO A DEAL AT IHOP.
IT IS. THE 3,4,5.
MM-HMM.
SO YOU SPEND 3 NIGHTS ON
THE ROAD, 4 DAYS WITH A
CLIENT, AND THE 5TH BACK
AT THE HOME, OR THE 4TH
DAY WITH THE CLIENT AND
THE 5TH DAY BACK AT THE
HOME OFFICE. THE PROGRAM
REDUCED THE NEED FOR RISING
WOMAN TO CHOSE BETWEEN
FAMILIES AND CAREERS,
AND MADE THE CLIENTS
HAPPIER TOO OUT IN THE ENDS.
YEAH, SURE.
YOU KNOW THIS IS THE END.
- YEAH.
- THAT.
OH, SO THE MOVIE?
- YEAH.
- YEAH.
STEP 1, IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM.
STEP 2, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
THOSE ARE USUALLY THE
STEPS WITH ANY KIND OF THING.
MM-HMM.
BUT JUST RECOGNIZING
THAT THIS SHIT HAPPENS.
I SAY THIS, LETS DO ANOTHER THING.
TIER 3 OF SOLVING THIS
PROBLEM. LET'S MAKE
NEW WORDS FOR MEN.
OH, OK.
SO ONE CAN BE, DOESN'T
LOOK LIKE A WET DOG.
YEP.
LOOKS GREAT IN A T-SHIRT.
YEAH.
AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN.
JUST TALK IN YOUR REAL
VOICE, NOT IN THE FAKE
ONE THAT YOU LOWER.
OH, YOU THINK ALL MEN
TALK LIKE THIS...
(HIGH PITCHED) HI, HOW ARE YOU?
YEAH.
YOU KNOW, THE CHIPMUNKS
IN ALVIN IN THE
CHIPMUNKS THOSE WERE
ALL VOICED BY MEN
ORIGINALLY.
BUT SPED UP RIGHT?
NO. SO BRING BACK--
SO BRING BACK THE HASHTAG REAL MEN.
FREE ALVIN'S VOICE.
THAT SHOULD BE THE INITIATIVE FOR THE...
WHOEVER ROMNEY? I DON'T
KNOW, SOMEONE ELSE WHO
IS GOING TO RUN AGAIN.
ROMNEY.
RUBY...
RUBY TUESDAYS?
YEAH, THAT SHOULD BE A
RUBY TUESDAYS SPECIAL ON --
THE RESTAURANT YEAH.

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