“In the US, abortion is framed as a deeply moral and highly emotional issue. In the public imagination, the choice to have an abortion is a wrenching one, one that often leaves women feeling emotionally fragile for months and years afterward. No doubt this is sometimes the case. But for many women, my friend included, it is not a wrenching or painful decision, but an easy and obvious and matter of fact one.
But we don’t have a cultural script for those women. When women speak publicly about their abortions – which, given the stigma around abortion, happens very rarely – we expect them to speak with reverence, not relief. We expect to hear stories of excruciating indecision, not of easy, obvious choices. We don’t have a blueprint for women who weren’t wracked with indecision, women who felt emotional attachment neither to the fetus nor to the decision to terminate it. And as a result, we also lack a script for supportive friends that doesn’t somehow frame abortion as a tragic illness.”—
So then, let’s look again at the argument I provided at the start, that gender simply is an invalid reason not to hire someone. If you take gender off the list of reasons to exclude a writer, the number of women writers should theoretically rise until the gender breakdown of employed writers matches that of aspiring writers. Which means that a crucial part of our task is to raise the number of aspiring female writers. I will attempt to do so now:
Write, women! Write, girls! It’s a great job and you will love it. Get in there and flood the studio writing programs with your applications. Enter the contests. Participate in one of my writing sprints on Twitter. Film a web series as I have done, or go to film school, or get a job as a Hollywood assistant, or do all of those things. Just get into the pool. Writing yet? Good.
me:omg you don't understand there's the original version but there's also the live one and you might think it's the same as the acoustic one but it's not and you have to remember that there are also like five different live ones and there's also the remix versions do you understand