I say this respectfully to the majority who
“Stunts being done in the dressing room, the most these girls come away with is a STD”.
“There is a Pride of Ownership with the real deal Stuntwoman or there should be”
Even with a stuntwoman as local president and two stuntwomen on the board, they will not listen. You know that I really hope that they would, but they are much more interested in their titles and perks, than to help a fellow stuntwoman.
I went through this last September, with the SAG Health taking away my petition, at a National Stunt Safety Meeting and they were not interested about how the Health Plan is denying Occupational Disability Pension and Health to the Stunt Community (that is both men and women).
We need media attention but even the people who have tried to help me, cannot even pay to get the media interested. Maybe if we bought up both our issues together….some large media show might do a story on it?
Thank you for spear heading this effort. I truly appreciate it. I definitely feel there are very few nd spots given to women ESP driving even when there are plenty of women qualified including in smaller markets like Atlanta even when it is a large crowd scene, it isn’t uncommon to see only 10-25% women. (of course some shows are the exception.)
I personally have been the victim of malicious rumors, spearheaded by stuntmen who I turned down their sexual advances early in my career.
This leads to the next issue of stuntmen and coordinators sexually harassing stuntwomen including promising work if they “date” them/ put out, saying lewd things etc.
Unfortunately there are some that are notorious and hit on and say inappropriate sexual things to every new stuntgirl, these things occur in and out of the work place. I have had several stuntwomen friends that have to deal with this issue.
Stuntwoman/ action actress.
I recently sent out an email which included the Stuntwoman’s Survey 2016. This survey was sent out to all Stuntwomen to fill out. The following post from stuntwoman/action actress is a great example of what I need. The more emails like this the better. They will be put to good use to make things better for all Stuntwomen. Don’t let your words, thoughts, and emotions remain silent! Let’s speak together.
Julie Ann Johnson