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The Recording Academy has ~14K voting members for the Grammys & but, despite requests, has never shared a breakdown by gender, race or age.
Since Grammy winners are chosen nearly exclusively by ancient white men; wouldn't both viewers & nominees prefer if Kanye chose who won?
If there's no issue with race (or gender & age) why won't Portnow & @RecordingAcad share their members…crV2O5Gz
@RecordingAcad Until the Grammys share the demographics of their (undoubtedly old white male) membership, why would anything change?…
@RecordingAcad Seems more like Neil Portnow needs to step down.

And artists who believe that women & POC are Grammy-worthy need to stop legitimating the #GrammyAwards with their…B1ic
Industry awards, honors & lists co-opt “winners” into legitimating their awfulness (& exclusion of women & POC) with their participation— in their own continued oppression & exclusion. Meanwhile, institutions inculcate BY inclusion—being critical is “ungrateful.”

Fuck awards!
💯Are there any awards/lists/honors that don’t trade our vanity for our loyalty to institutions that oppress us?

Maybe elitism is just inherently bad & warrants our egalitarian scorn—& requires our utter inattention! How do we stop our #clickcompvyNtPHU3
Women Music Execs Tell Portnow & @RecordingAcad to StepUp or…Sduj 👏👊❤️ to Julie Greenwald, Desiree Perez, Jody Gerson, @IamSylviaRhone, Julie Swidler & Michele Anthony for speaking up & demanding transparency, accountability—& membership demographics.
@RecordingAcad @IamSylviaRhone Very grateful to all the women who spoke up & called BS—& demanded better for all of us. Now that Portnow is leaving, I hope @RecordingAcad will finally share their membership demographic data—& immediately start working to include more women/
👏👊❤️ @TinaTchen; beyond long overdue—what an incredible & speedy…jGWe

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Feb 2, 2018
@katiezavadski “F---ing Sith Lord,” “Horrific Leakers,” & “Berserkazoid Craziness”: The Mooch Recalls His Brief Shining Fortnight at the Center of US Politics, by @WilliamCohan… Wish he’d been asked about🇷🇺sanctions, RDIF & if he now supports what he opposed at #WEF17?
This is something, coming from a guy who missed the birth of his child—& had his lawyer demand a paternity test?

Does suing CNN & forcing a journo to resign for accurate reporting have permanent benefits?
World chess body has Swiss bank accounts frozen after (Putin-linked) president is accused of links to ISIS oil deals… After @Kasparov63 failed to have him removed, maybe Team Spectre decided enough was enough—& this was the only way to take back the org?
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As per ⬆️, an excellent post by @katiezavadski, examining RDIF & Dmietiev! And a great thread follows. Hope to see Scaramucci, Thiel & Goldman Sachs looped in, just in time for Davos!
@katiezavadski So T-rump, Scaramucci & Mnuchin are going to #WEF2018. What about Schwarzman, Bonderman, Black & or WEF Young Global Leaders Dmietriev & Thiel? Or Milner? Is there an RDIF reunion scheduled?

Also, out of curiousity, any chess tourneys or events scheduled?
@katiezavadski Wonder if Scaramucci can get another reporter canned for accurately reporting on what he said in public at #WEF, like he did last year? Or were his legal threats to CNN enough to prevent anyone from taking the risk? Are the Mooch & Thiel now press-proof?
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Dec 30, 2015
Thinking a lot lately about the VIPization of American culture & how its displaced the notion of equality. Curious about when this started..
I'd like to read a history of VIP sections:)When did they become mainstream/acceptable/legitimate? How are they justified to kids?Any recs?
By legitimizing VIP sections, the #loligarchy has commoditized inequality & aspiration & even my hypocrisy;) Can't we do & build better?
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Dec 22, 2015
So, some dude in Bristol Farms just asked me if I was in #HatefulEight - his wife thought I was Jennifer Jason Leigh! #flattered #yearmade 💗
I clicked on this because I am vain, but loved this interview with Jennifer Jason Leigh…
just remembered: years ago, in Thailand, a couple said they thought they recognized me from the movie SingleWhiteFemale.Was I Bridget Fonda?
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Dec 20, 2015
Why is O'Malley still running? There is no way a white man will be either Hillary's (Castro) or Bernie's (Warren?) choice for VP. #DemDebate
"You'll be very happy...I'll let you talk then" #shhhO'Malley
I still wouldn't recognize O'Malley if I saw him in the supermarket. #DemDebate
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Dec 16, 2015
yes...which is why the OpenAI team's lack of diversity is so discomfiting....
Long @NewYorker profile on Bostrom & the state of AI; not a single woman (unnamed wife aside) mentioned or quoteILtp
If OpenAI is not committed to offering open access to their data, is the "Open" just sqLi4KSCoJ
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