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Please don't defend CTG by smearing women and displaying your own lack of knowledge
Last Edit: Singapore/Fling 07:39 pm EDT 10/05/21
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 07:36 pm EDT 10/05/21
In reply to: What is the percentage of female playwrights - dramedy 07:17 pm EDT 10/05/21

Well. That is a very reactionary response to the situation, and involves smearing women as bad writers, and also sharing your own ignorance. I didn't expect that from you. The list you link to features a number of British writers that might be unfamiliar to you, but it also includes 4 Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights! Are you really going to stand there and proudly say that you haven't seen plays by Caryl Churchill, Katori Hall, Jackie Siblies Drury, and Matryn Majok and make it their fault that you haven't heard of them?!

But sure, let's indulge in this, shall we say lightly misogynistic argument for a moment, and let's agree that there is definitely not equal to 50% of the population female playwrights (which isn't true, there are many, many, many female playwrights and I would not be shocked if there are even more of them than men these days... but I don't know for sure, because I haven't done the study and neither have you). But let's just pretend that you're right, and say it's not 50 percent. Can we at least agree that woman are more than 12.5% of the playwrights in this country?

Because CTG is producing 8 plays next season, and only one of them is by a cis-gender woman. Only one. One in eight, or 12.5%. That is indefensible using any form of logic.
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