A League of Their Own is one of my all time favorite movies and now its leading lady Geena Davis is paving the way for women and girls to have equal representation on screen.
Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under.
The Institute’s latest study revealed some very depressing findings in regards to women and girls on screen. Overall the study found that women and girls are not only largely absent on screen, but they are also stereotyped and sexualized.
Take a look at some of the study’s key findings.
Women and Girls Largely Absent on Screen
Women and Girls As “Eye Candy” on Screen
Women Hit Glass Ceiling On Screen
Girls watch an average of seven hours of television every day. It is clear that they need more aspirational role models on screen to show them that women can succeed in leadership positions. Good thing there are places like the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media to make sure this happens.
Check out the Institute’s latest PSA If She Can See It, She Can Be It.
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