Support women journalists who are changing the conversation: but you won’t find them at Women’s Media Center

Another Rant by: BettyJean Downing Kling

I had just got done ranting about NOW and other women’s groups about the lack of support on the pandemic that is killing women and here comes Jehmu Greene’s group with this latest testament to their dedication to women’s issues. What really got my blood boiling was their timing. We just had a women journalist beaten and gang raped in Egypt and here they are pushing a San Francisco comedy!

WMC – kiss my ass! Inequity in the arts indeed—the inequity is in the journalistic integrity of liberal media and liberal women who would sell their sisters to the devil to keep their name in lights and stay in bed with the party who allows them to survive at the cost of their conservative or moderate sisters.

The play, no doubt, is wonderful and I support Ms. Rebeck and her comedic spin on what we are up against in the workplace whole heartedly, in fact I too will give it a plug, but has WMC forgotten the meaning of journalism? Where in hell are you in updating women and girls on the pandemic of atrocities growing against women and girls across our nation? Where the hell are you? You are not changing the conversation – you simply added a women’s group to the media but it’s the same old biased media coverage with the name women’s in front of it.

Now for the plug on some comic relief on the not so funny truth about how women remain second class citizens with the blessing of liberal women who continue to turn the other check. How do I know that? If the majority did not tolerate it – it would not be happening! That’s how! There are more of us than there are of them – too many of us are just too damned stupid and weak to unite and demand it stop!

EXCLUSIVE: Lingering Inequity in the Arts–A Comedic Take
By Emily Wilson

Theresa Rebeck’s new play, “What We’re Up Against,” at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, opens with two men talking about a new hire in the architecture firm where they work—a young, ambitious, talented woman.

“What do we want another woman for?” Ben asks Stu, the firm’s manager. “We already have one.”

Far from being excited about their new colleague Eliza’s talent, her co-workers are outraged by her ambition. Eliza knows she’s better at her job than most of the people there, and she doesn’t stay quiet about it. She doesn’t accept being stuck in the worst office and not given anything to do.

“I want to work,” she says repeatedly, unimpressed by everyone telling her that no one really gets to do anything for the first ten years. Rebeck, a playwright and novelist, who also writes for TV and the movies, wanted to look at men and women and what happens in the workplace.

“We aren’t a country that cares about excellence anymore,” she said. “We care about internal politics.”

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