The United Nations Announces A Gender Equality Meeting (For Men Only)
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Back in May, the Denver Comic Con organized a panel called "Women in Comics" in order to discuss, what do you know, women in comics (both characters and creators). It was a perfectly well-meaning effort, except for one little detail. See if you notice anything weird about the panelists:
That's more beards and Adam's apples than we expected to see.
Yes, the panel about women had no women in it, because it was a late addition and they "couldn't find any" -- an excuse that a female comics historian presenting in the same convention reportedly referred to as "bullshit." But hey, at least the convention quickly organized a panel with actual women in it to save face, and besides, does anyone even read comics anymore? It's not like this was the United Nations holding a men-only conference or something.
This next thing, on the other hand, was exactly that:
"All fixed. Wonder why no one's ever thought of this before?"
In order to put themselves on the map as the world's most women-lovingest countries, Iceland and Suriname set up an entire conference to be held at the UN that was meant to focus on the plight of women in the modern world ... while being attended solely by dudes. As in, not just dude presenters, but everyone in the meetings had to be a guy (it's unclear if they were planning to enforce any type of sausage check at the entrance). The idea was to get men to become more actively responsible in advocating women's rights, like with Emma Watson's HeforShe campaign. Except, you know, without Watson. Or anyone resembling her.
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"Thanks a lot! The exit is over there."