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A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

I love ratings tools. They are not just for parents, but for everyone to notice how many sexist movies exist. Good for Common Sense Media! Here is an excerpt of an article from the New York Times. “Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

Nora Ephron was an amazing screenwriter

Nora Ephron who died recently was famous for writing movies that showed the real essence of women. Movies such as "Sleepless in Seattle"; "When Harry Met Sally" and "You've got Mail" come to mind as movies that were not only funny but celebrated the differences between men and women - bringing us together, not apart. It's another reminder why we need women

By |July 10th, 2012|Categories: News, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Nora Ephron was an amazing screenwriter

Don’t let your teen watch movies

 Recent research shows that those teens who watch movies showing people drinking alcohol are more likely to start drinking sooner. No surprise, except that SO many movies show young adults drinking. Think of all those movies where college students are seen drinking themselves silly and doing stupid and dangerous things with no apparent consequences -

By |April 17th, 2012|Categories: News, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t let your teen watch movies