Rachel Charlene Lewis
September 13, 2016 7:08 am
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You may not recognize the name Lesli Linka Glatter, but trust us when we say you 100% know her work. From Twin Peaks to The West Wing, Gilmore Girls to The Walking Dead, The Good Wife to Mad Men, she’s got our binge-watching habits *totally* covered. Basically: she’s talented AF.

In a recent chat with Vulture, the ultra accomplished director opened up about why her accomplishments come with a bit of frustration, and the cause? Sexism. Major, major sexism.

When issues of diversity are talked about, many in power are quick to point to excuses like talent, and the pool just happening to be made up of a whole lotta white guys.

But, Lesli says, it has nothing to do with experience.

At the end of the day, the fact that  Lesli Linka Glatter is the only female director at the Emmys is groundbreaking, yes, and incredible, yes, and a testament to her talent, but it’s also a HUGE sign that there is so, so much progress to be done when it comes to the world of all things film. We’re nowhere close to equality, and that’s just not okay.

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