Thumbs up from the Hoff--you have a "Manel,"--an all male panel!
"Now one website is pointing out this phenomenon by publishing photos of all-male panels, or "manels". The site is a Tumblr blog, sarcastically called, Congrats! You Have an All-Male Panel.
It started in February and features 200 photos, submitted from people from about 10 countries. The simple but now-viral idea is a project of the Finnish feminist researcher and artist Saara Sarma, who specializes in internet parody images and memes.
Whether it's a Global Summit of Women with only men on the panel or back-to-back male panels in conferences, the images on the site bring home the message that gender equality among rostrums of leaders or experts is in short supply."_
The most distinctive part of the Tumblr blog is a stamp added to every submitted panel. It's a photo of a picture of David Hasselhoff, the American actor, best known for his lead roles in the popular US TV series Knight Rider and Baywatch.
There's no indication that the Hasselhoff actually endorses all-male panels, instead Sarma says: "He just epitomises white masculinity especially in his '80s Knight Rider appearance, a lone white man saving the world with a help of a car. I grew up watching Knight Rider so I do have some kind of fondness for the Hoff."
Sarma believes the stamp is partly what has made the blog popular. "This is such an enraging and sad thing, but to be able to laugh at it is truly empowering for many people," she says."--BBC Trending
(pic is from last year's Global Summit on Women, with 2 all-male panels.)http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-32789580