HAVING AN ALL-WHITE, ALL-MALE CREATIVE TEAM IS THE NEW SPINACH-IN-YOUR-TEETH EMBARRASSMENT.
Really? There’s nothing new about the scenario. It’s actually been deemed a civil rights violation—and potentially illegal too—for over 60 years. And to trivialize the issue as similar to spinach in one’s teeth demonstrates ignorance, insensitivity and cultural cluelessness. Gordon is broadening her dearth of dames as creative directors platform by proclaiming, “I am not advocating on behalf of my gender. I’m advocating on behalf of our industry. We all will prosper—every gender, ethnicity and culture—when we stop perpetuating this maxim and embrace a more complex and prosperous truth.”
You go, girl. But let’s also embrace the more complex and prosperous truth that White women are doing waaaaay better in the creative department—as members of creative teams—than minorities. And your breakthrough header should be revised per the message below.