Friday, March 07, 2008

I'm really proud of my daughter. She's a thorn in the side of the patriarchy

My daughter took me out for my birthday, and we discussed the theatre trouble I've had recently. She believes that sexism plays a large part in the disrespect, disdain, or even contempt that I'm given on occasion, whether in the role of playwright, director or producer.

I'm inclined to agree with her, although I don't think that the theatre scene is more sexist then the rest of society. But people in the theatre scene like to think of themselves as enlightened, progressive and (ugh) "cutting edge" and so it's just a bit more hypocritical when they mindlessly reflect sexist attitudes.