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  •  This is your Goddess? (8+ / 1-)
    "Bitch, do you want me to cut you?"

    ...and this:

    Male writers have zero interest in being nice to women

    Not just writers on her show?  ALL male writers? Nice stereotype there, Roseanne.  

    Yeah, threats of physical violence with scissors and "murder" are really funny and praiseworthy I'm sure we'd all be yucking it up and calling them deities if Tim Allen or Ted Dansen were talking like this.

    Why am I not surprised that she hasn't really worked since here show went off the air.

    Goddess? Um, no.

    •  Roseanne (17+ / 0-)

      has always been over the top when making her points. She was making a statement - dramatic though it was. Think 'stand up comic'. Male comic, of course.

      Stereotyping writers as anti-women isn't any worse than labeling any woman who isn't deferential to the system as
      "difficult". I was once thanked for my contribution to a major motion picture by being told I was terribly good, but "abrasive".
      "Abrasive" because I sometimes questioned how best to get the job done.

      I spent nearly 30 years in the business. You have no idea how demeaning it can be for women.

      The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Khalil Gibran

      by brook on Tue May 17, 2011 at 08:40:13 AM PDT

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      •  Well, yeah. (1+ / 0-)
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        Stereotyping writers as anti-women isn't any worse than labeling any woman who isn't deferential to the system as
        "difficult"

        Sure.  Agreed.  So why do we have to praise one and damn the other on these pages?  Seems to me we should be condemning both.

        BTW, men who aren't deferential to the system can get the "difficult" label as well...look at Keith Olbermann.

        I have no doubt Hollywood can be a demeaning place for women (despite their so-called "progressive" credentials).  But does that mean we have to deify those who espouse violent rhetoric, however "comic"?

        "Harm not the herald, for he comes unto us under a banner of truce, and cannot be touched"-Priam

        by Red State Ambassador on Tue May 17, 2011 at 11:04:13 AM PDT

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        •  I really don't (2+ / 0-)
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          take the scissor story seriously. It's probably a bit overblown.
          In any case, she had the power to rave and rant. Most women do not.

          Keith has a pile of $$ to fall back on. Again, most women do not.

          One example: I worked on a film from Day One of Prep. A man, same rank as me, came on 8 weeks later. He had a hissy fit when he discovered I'd be making more on the film than he would. To soothe him, they concocted false time cards. I found out there was about a $10,000 difference when all was said and done.

          How did I find out? Mr. "I Won't Work For Less Than A Woman" sent me to pick up his paycheck. I let it go because I had 2 kids to support.

          The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Khalil Gibran

          by brook on Tue May 17, 2011 at 01:00:28 PM PDT

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    •  Rec'd for HR abuse (0+ / 0-)

      Maybe it was a mistake, although that's harder to do these days.

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