For the attention of @robyngallagher.
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17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
This citation cites a citation that cites Geena Davis paraphrasing an unnamed source. Makes a change from Kevin Bacon; but its tenuousness and the interest of what she says (17%! 33%!) make me wish she’d dropped chapter and verse.
Any parental diffidence about the new Wiggles has been overcome by the enthusiasm of the younger members of the household. And, to be fair, this is a great children’s song: simple concept, original dances, tuneful singing, nice use of minor chord progressions, Anthony playing elder statesman and not mugging for the camera (no longer competing with Sam), and Captain Feathersword in a pirate wetsuit.