How Martha Kauffman, creator of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, dealt with workplace sexism

Marta Kauffman, the creator of F.R.I.E.N.D.S not only gave us our favourite sitcom ever, but also taught us a brilliant lesson on how to deal with workplace

FP Staff June 10, 2015 17:30:09 IST
How Martha Kauffman, creator of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, dealt with workplace sexism

Martha Kauffman, the creator of F.R.I.E.N.D.S  not only gave us our favourite sitcom ever, but also taught us a brilliant lesson on how to deal with workplace sexism.

How Martha Kauffman creator of FRIENDS dealt with workplace sexism

Friends creator Martha Kauffman. Getty Images.

Speaking at the ATX Television Festival Panel on Friday morning, Kauffman admitted that Friends had what she called a 'running misogynist issue', reports Huffington Post.

Elaborating on those incidents, she said that the problem started when co-creator David Crane and her were working on the pilot where Monica (Courteney Cox) sleeps with a guy on the first date and one network executive was uncomfortable with the storyline.

As a response to the executive, and in order to deal with the anger she faced with constant sexist jibes, Kauffman sent him a package including a basket of pantyhose, tampons, lipstick and nailpolish.

“He was a little hurt by something I said once, so I sent him a basket of panty hose, tampons, nail polish — like a big basket of girly things. And he sent me a Harley-Davidson jacket.” she told Buzzfeed.

Battle of the sexes, indeed.

 

 

 

 

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