This is an anonymous post.
Because I’m a woman working in the media and what I have to say is perfect fodder for an online lashing.
But why the cloak and dagger of a no-name post?
Well, I have a belief that women in the Australian media landscape have a voice that’s only barely audible.
Women like me are often referred to as the ones ‘destroying the joint’. Our commentary becomes lost when we dare step outside the popular dogma of women being seen and not heard.
It gets personal. It gets nasty and this happens very quickly when a woman is identified with an opinion that challenges the populous.
So, no names.
Let’s destroy some stuff right now.
On paper, I’m a freelancer which basically means I work across a number of formats and genre all in the name of being a storyteller and reporter of both the fictional and non fictional kind.
In reality, I’m a freelancer because it seems like the good jobs, the permanent jobs, seem to go to the blokes who are younger, more hip and ironically, less experienced.
I’ve wracked my brains on this one. I’ve talked about it ad-nauseam with my female friends who between us, have a collection of incredible work behind us that we can be proud of. So why is it, that the majority of the population in the media, is predominantly male? The only thing I can see that they have, that I don’t, is a penis.