Hipster contempt for women

Everyday Sexism continues to flourish.

A casting call for a new project produced by Quentin Tarantino has caused controversy after a Facebook post invited “whores” to apply.

The post, which has since been deleted, appeared on a casting agency page and began: “Casting Whores for Quentin Tarantino project”. The post later requested that all applicants have “natural breasts” and should put the word “whore” in the subject line.

So the question becomes, do they mean actors who want to play prostitutes? Or do they mean women in general, whom they like to call whores? It’s impossible to tell.

The film doesn’t appear on Quentin Tarantino’s IMDb page. His last film The Hateful Eight drew controversy for its abusive treatment of the film’s female character, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Writing for RogerEbert.com, Laura Bogart referred to it as “hipster misogyny”.

Last year saw Rose McGowan tweet details of a casting call for an Adam Sandler film that asked women to wear clothing that “shows off cleavage” with “push up bras encouraged”. Earlier this year, Twitter user @femscriptintros shared a selection of tweets of the sexist way that women are introduced in scripts.

Ross Putman @femscriptintros
JANE, 28, athletic but sexy. A natural beauty. Most days she wears jeans, and she makes them look good.

JANE (late 20s) sits hunched over a microscope. She’s attractive, but too much of a professional to care about her appearance.

But is she a whore?

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