A couple weeks ago I posted a playful but strongly worded letter I wrote to a company I work with calling them out for what I believed to be some weirdly antiquated casual sexism in some contracts they asked me to sign. Blah blah blah it was all kind of boring but the letter ended with a pretty sick burn of the movie Prometheus which I think we can all agree was like a billion times more boring.
Anyway, I know a couple weeks is like forever ago in blog years and I should probably just let sleeping dogs lie, but a bunch of people have asked me what happened to that post so I just wanted to throw up this quick note saying that I took it down — don’t try to find it, it’s not there anymore — because I decided that even through my letter was super on-point and appropriate, this public forum was maybe not the best place to be having that conversation.
Not the part of the conversation about casual corporate misogyny, because seriously, you guys, what year is this? But the part about Prometheus, because even though that movie was pretty much just the worst, maybe there are more constructive ways to register my disappointment.
So I’m sorry if my post about Prometheus rubbed anyone the wrong way. I know I sometimes come off as harsher than I mean to in this blog. It wasn’t my intention to publicly shame Prometheus for no reason, because I know everyone who worked on that movie are good, decent people working with the best of intentions. I guess I kind of just wanted to publicly shame them a little bit, so that maybe next time they won’t make such a sucky movie.
I’ve been told The Message Was Received, so I took the letter down.
Also, this blog post is definitely definitely just about Prometheus and if you’re picking up on some hidden subtext you’re probably reading too much into things, but I do want to say clearly for the record, in case it wasn’t totally obvious by now, just for all of you reading this, if I think you’re being sexist I will probably write about it on my blog, so, you know, don’t take it personally, but also, you know, don’t be sexist.