A key ingredient to solving the issue of gender inequality in this, or any industry, is for those in the positions of power to listen empathetically. But that’s not always the case.
Before any kind of real change can occur, the side of the “table” that has the power and influence, has to be able to really hear and listen to what the demarginalized side is saying. But societal norms and prejudices often tend to get in the way. And when it comes to issues of gender inequality, the natural tendencies of us men can also get in the way. Specifically, our penchant to not always be great listeners. Today on the show we hear from address that issue. We’ll hear from:
- Salima Koroma, director of the hip-hop documentary “Bad Rap“
- Julie Harris Walker, host and producer of the podcast “The Other Fifty Percent: A Herstory of Hollywood“
- Breaking the Glass panel participants Dayna North (writer and co-executive producer of HBO’s Insecure)
- And we revisit part of my discussion with show regular Yolanda Cochran from the infamous “think like a man” episode
About the Mini-series
Breaking the Glass is a Radio Film School podcast mini-series and short film docu-series addressing the issues of gender inequality in film and television. Learn more and see the trailer at daredreamer.fm/breaking-the-glass.
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Okay, against my better judgment, I’m also going to share the comedy sketch I shot over 10 years ago as part of my content marketing plan for my then wedding video business. Please ignore the poor production quality and cheesy effects. 🙂
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- As I Figure by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY)
- Words Fall Apart (Instrumental) by Josh Woodward (CC BY)
- Where it goes by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA)
- Chunk of Lawn by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA)
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