Alex - Close your eyes... relax... breathe deeply and try to imagine a world where the vast majority of films written, directed and produced by women aren't watched and thus supported by the 3.5+ BILLION WOMEN on this planet...
Now open your eyes. Hey Presto! Same world! You didn't even have to imagine it, silly sausage - it was there all along!
Feeling better now? Think you'll be okay?
But seriously - there is a certain problem with chauvinist mainstream movie industries all around the world. But they are the same ones women support with their money, because women aren't (hear, hear!) on a political campaigns 24/7 when they just want to get some entertainment.
No, I never was on a set, Mr Janitor. Since you've been following my career for so long... Clown.
Yes, it bothers me. And no, I won't switch careers because some "Director/Director of Photography/Editor/Janitor" tells me to.
This BS is coming up everywhere, now here, too. The author sounds like a he's making fun of women - does he want to make valid points or get written off as a clown, together with his "article"? Stuff like this doesn't change sh*t. Actions speak louder than words - bring in more women as camera operators, or rather (since it is a very tough job almost exclusively done by men) FORCE women to do that. Force them into steel cooking, mining and all those other jobs that evil men don't allow women into.
You are referring to the operator as a female, as a "she". I don't know of even one single camera operator in the era when he had the power to say cut because only he could see the image. We must be talking about the 1940's or so...
Edit: You've been doing this on more occasions. So I guess in your view Emmanuel Lubezki or Roger deakins are good camera women. I actually love Mrs. Deakins work, she always has a way to bring across a sense of atmosphere like nobody else does. In a sense it's like with George Clooney - she is such a great actress, don't you think so?