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Video: Wonder Woman and I Want To Know Where All The Awesome Women On TV Are


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JL
- 659 days ago - upworthy.com
Geena Davis wondered why there weren't more substantive roles for women on television, so she started an institute to help figure it out. If little girls don't have anything besides supporting roles to look up to, how are they ever going to know that



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JL A. (275)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 11:31 am
Wonder Woman and I Want To Know Where All The Awesome Women On TV Are

Geena Davis wondered why there weren't more substantive roles for women on television, so she started an institute to help figure it out. If little girls don't have anything besides supporting roles to look up to, how are they ever going to know that they can do more than just stand on the sidelines? Share this video if you think that we need more strong female characters on television.
Deepa Kunapuli

ORIGINAL : By the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Found on Jezebel.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:36 pm

First, I don't think kids need to watch TV for 7 hours a day, but than that is just my thought. Second, let's see real women presented, tall women, short women, beautiful or plain, skinny or heavy, smart and aggressive or those who are not as smart but still giving life the best they have. Married women, single women, young women and older women - our contributions to life and society have nothing to do an image of sex appeal, physical beauty or age. We are women - now get out there and roar.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:40 pm
Linda Ronstadt and I both thank you Kit! Wish I my stars for you were replenished, but not yet.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:58 pm
3 men to one woman, outside the pink collar ghetto, may be fairly accurate as to what we can expect to find in the working world. I don't like that any more than I like the stereotyped shows. Agreed something must change.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:40 am
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JL A. (275)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:51 am
You are welcome a y m
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 10:51 am
I agree Kit, 7 hours a day of watching tv is horrible. For younger girls, there are no real role models . For teenagers, believe it or not, the show "Ugly Betty" was a tremendous contributor in showing what an awkward, Hispanic girl could achieve in the real world- simply by believing in herself.
Where this falls short is the reality that most children do not have the family support Betty had.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 10:59 am
Good observations Allan. You cannot currently send a star to Allan because you have done so within the last week.
 

Thomas B. (1)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 2:30 pm
They dress them up as inridiculously demeaning juveniles with pig tails, like on NCIS and Criminal Minds!
 

Helle H. (21)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:16 pm
I think the female roles on tv. are getting better. Not many want to watch women with breastimplants or botox anymore, and thankfully they use a lot of normal womenIt's not unusual to see movies or shows with normal woman playing the main part anymore..
 

JL A. (275)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:01 pm
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