movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Sun Oct 25 2015, 04:54pm | 3 comments
Wow… I spent a short while running a franchise in Canada (the smallest potatoes possible, not really worth the equipment cost) and the upper management and us rookies were a rather diverse group. My boss was a woman, many of my co-franchisees were as well. There was an air of mutual respect to the group. The entertainment industry sounds like it’s living in the past… no wonder game devs have so much trouble getting permission to have a female character as the lead… their bosses are all self-entitled man-children. Wow…
My experience in the tech industry in the UK is that there aren’t many women, they’re usually slightly more competent than the men at the same level but there’s a lot of variation, and if you stay clear of game companies the dudebro thing tends not to be there: tech workers are still stereotypically the people who were bullied at school, not the bullies. (Except for the sales department, but nobody likes them.)
Don’t mistake your experience for everyone else’s. You don’t say what industry your franchise was in, but whatever it was, it wasn’t necessarily emblematic of the world at large.
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