Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gender Equality

Posted by Teresa at 7:48 AM
At a U.N. event promoting gender equality some had their priorities
straight. From the AP:
"Our goal must be clear," the U.N. chief said. "No tolerance of the
use of rape as a weapon of war. No excuses for domestic violence.
No looking the other way when it comes to sex trafficking, so-called
`honor killings' or female genital mutilation."
Some didn't have their priorities straight, like actress Geena Davis:

"At the dawn of a new millennium — in a world that is over 50
percent female — the message the media sends is that women
and girls have far less value than men and boys," she said.


Davis said research shows that there are three male characters
for every female character across all film ratings and that the
vast majority of female characters "are stereotyped and
hyper-sexualized."

Correct me if I'm wrong.....but hasn't Geena Davis played some
"hyper-sexualized" characters herself?
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