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The Gender Gap

Gender imbalance stops jury from awarding Spain’s National Cinematography Prize. Carlos Cuadros, general manager of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), had to announce yesterday the jury meeting to decide the prize had to be called off because the panel of judges did not meet the legal requirement of gender parity. According to the 2007 Equality Law (brought in by ZPs socialists when what they should have been doing was fixing the broken economy), public offices must enforce parity between men and women and, in particular, they must make sure neither sex has less than 40-percent participation. The panel of judges was composed of nine men and three women or, in other words, 70 versus 30 percent.

Full article here at El Pais English Edition


2o Years Since Almodóvar’s Mujeres

Ivan: How many men have you had to forget?
Pepa: As many as the women you remember.

This week marked twenty years since the release of Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios – (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) Pedro Almodóvar’s classic Madrid-based film. The Saturday paper supplements chose to use this anniversary to throw a few retrospectives of La Movida as well as reviews of all the women’s acting careers.

Pedro himself did some embarassing singing in an awards ceremony and later introduced the press to his latest film, called Broken Embraces, as well its blog, which he will “carry on doing it at least until shooting finishes”.