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If You Can See Through The Sarcasm, The Point He Makes About Movies Is Kind Of Staggering

When it comes to women in film, we're making progress, right?

If You Can See Through The Sarcasm, The Point He Makes About Movies Is Kind Of Staggering

Well, the numbers are in!

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has surveyed the 250 top-grossing films from 1998 to 2014. They looked at the the percentage of female producers, directors, editors, writers, and cinematographers. And what did they find?

In the last 16 years, women have made absolutely no gains.

None! Zero. Nada.


In fact, in 2014, women held only 17% of all of the most important behind-the-scenes positions in Hollywood — the same percentage they occupied in 1998.

Let's break that down, shall we?

This past year...

...of the top 250 highest-grossing films were women.

...were women.

I'm sensing a pattern.


Dear Lord. Make it stop.

Aggggghh. Why? Why? Why?

So yeah, pretty depressing. Infuriating, even. The kind of thing that might make you feel sad and mad and frustrated and hopeless.

But don't despair! There's a silver lining!

Don't know why, but I'm sensing a little to a lot of sarcasm.

FACT CHECK TIME! So yeah, the statistics in the video aren't exactly 100% accurate. As the SDSU study shows, men actually comprised 93% of all directors, 95% of cinematographers, and 89% of all writers. But ... close enough for a comedy video, I'd say. And mostly it's actually worse than he claims. Hooray?

Since Simone Biles backed out of the team final at the Tokyo Olympics two days ago, the question everyone's been asking is "What the heck happened?"

After two botched vaults, Biles took herself out of the competition, later saying, "I had no idea where I was in the air."

Former gymnasts recognized her wording and have taken to social media to explain a condition known as "the twisties." On a basic level, the twisties is a mental state where your muscle memory shuts down in the air mid-twist. It can happen to any gymnast at any time, but is more likely under intense pressure. It might seem like a mental block is not something that could happen to the unrivaled Simone Biles, who routinely performs incredibly well under pressure, but brains are fickle things.

This explanation from former gymnast and diver Catherine Burns lays it out:

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