Friday, January 16, 2015

Oscar is definitely a white guy

“We have to start looking at the world through women’s eyes — how are human rights, peace and development defined from the perspective of the lives of women? It’s also important to look at the world from the perspective of the lives of diverse women because there is not a single women’s view, any more than there is a single men’s view.” — Charlotte Bunch, American activist, author and founder of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University

THIS YEAR'S Academy Award nominees are decidedly white — and male. I'm guessing that the makeup of the academy itself has something to do with it; an LA Times study three years ago revealed that the academy was 94% white with a median age of 62.


Although I'm not done telling you about our trip, this Funny or Die video is so wry and to the point that I have to share it.


Although Selma received a best-picture nomination,
it's director, Ava DuVerna, was not nominated for best director. 






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