Teresa Jusino: Writer, producer, karaoke enthusiast. I tell the truth by making things up. I want to leave the world better than I found it. This is the Tumblr feed for my main blog, THE TERESA JUSINO EXPERIENCE (teresajusino.wordpress.com). Formerly, The Gender Blender. Don't worry - I still care about issues of gender, which is why I'm incorporating The Gender Blender into my main blog! :)Ask me anything Teresa Wants To Know!
Welcome back to Monday Media, where The Gender Blender spotlights all the awesome things happening to and for women in media. There’s a lot to make us happy and proud, kids! So, let’s get started…
- Anne Fletcher to Helm Seth Meyers-Scripted “Alone For the Holidays” For Fox 2000 - Women directing things always make me gleeful. As many women as we think we need in front of the camera, we need more behind it, making those roles and that representation possible.
- "Nurse Jackie" Co-Creators/Showrunners Linda Wallem & Liz Brixius to Depart - Wallem and Brixius have created one of Showtime’s most popular shows, one that happens to have a nuanced female character at its center. At first, their departure seems like bad news. But then you realize, they’ve created a show that will go on without them - one with not only the female character’s name, but her stereotypically feminine job right in the title - and will then move on to create other stuff for other networks. As Brixius is now doing. That’s right, ladies! Keep seeding the world with awesome, female stories then move on and do it elsewhere!
- Megan Ellison In Talks to Fund “American Bullshit” With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper - I love it when female producers bring us big projects. In this case, it’s Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Well, it might be. The deal’s not done yet, but it probably will be, and Ellison is one of the hot producers in Hollywood right now. Holla! :) Also, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper? Yes, please!
- Comedy Writer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel Signs Deal with CBS TV - First of all, yay to female writers getting overall deals at major networks. Second, yay to LATINA female writers getting overall deals at major networks. This warms me in the cockles of my being. :)
- NBC Orders Matchmaking Reality Series Produced by Eva Longoria - Here’s one I have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, we have a successful Latina actress producing new projects for major networks. On the other hand, do we need another show where women are throwing themselves at wealthy bachelors on national television and making spectacles of themselves? Yay for producing, but boo for producing something that could potentially make women look bad.
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I disagree with classifying this as a “new kind of sexism.” I think the very act of assigning certain behaviors a gender in the first place is in itself sexist. For example, what makes sports or whiskey inherently male? I enjoy whiskey, and don’t consider myself masculine, and I don’t think that anyone observing me would consider me such.
I think that the notion that certain behaviors are manly and certain behaviors are womanly is a tired one that needs to be put to bed. Forever.