Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sorkin is sexist. Who knew?

Another illusion shatters. The creative force behind 'West Wing' is a self-referential sexist egotist.

I won't reproduce the Aaron Sorkin observation; this response to his odious peroration bears repeating, though.
It also occurs to me that if there is any truth to this, Mr. Sorkin, it’s because dudes like you have absolutely no idea how to write for women and dudes like you systematically step on the throats of women writers by spewing sexist crap like this.
Come to think of it, now that I review Sorkin's movie credits, I remember the 'Malice' plotline hinged on the worst - and most predictable - vile stereotypes and fallacies about women.

Follow #LadiesInFilm to read quotable lines from women onscreen.

5 comments:

Beijing York said...

It also occurs to me that if there is any truth to this, Mr. Sorkin, it’s because dudes like you have absolutely no idea how to write for women and dudes like you systematically step on the throats of women writers by spewing sexist crap like this.

Let's start a list of exceptional and memorable quotes from female protagonists:

"As God is my witness, they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

deBeauxOs said...

BY, are you not on Twitter? Go register and check out all the fabulous contributions people have made - search for the hash tag #LadiesInFilm

Beijing York said...

Oh dear, that last think I need is the Twitter. Seriously, I am having a hard time keeping up to date with the internet world as it is.

Beijing York said...

"thing" should read "thing".

deBeauxOs said...

I thing you meant think.

;^)

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