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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

Research again shows women are absent in media

This is a HUGE problem. If women are not in the media most of our information about the world is from a male perspective.  Here is a great article summarizing recent research on the topic. A MUST READ http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/gender-society/women-gender-disparity-news-coverage  

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Research again shows women are absent in media

Hollywood gender bias is holding women back

Katherine Monk wrote a great article on "testosterone-filled" Hollywood  and the so called "Celluloid Ceiling" that keeps women out of the television and movie industries. She collected all the depressing statistics (thank you!) and what I found most interesting was the layers and layers of men and male-based organisations that held women back. This includes male directors, male movie-reviewers, male actors,

A first – 2012 Presidential Debate Moderators are Women

For the first time in 20 years, a woman -- CNN's Candy Crowley -- will moderate a presidential debate. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/presidential-debate-moderators-2012_n_1772503.html/

By |August 24th, 2012|Categories: Events, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A first – 2012 Presidential Debate Moderators are Women

‘Ladydrawers’ Creates Big Picture of Cartoon Bias

A new collective is producing a steady stream of comic strips about their own findings of gender bias. Topics range from the male domination at Marvel to female creators using male-sounding names.By Sarah Seltzer, WeNews correspondent, Tuesday, August 7, 2012. http://womensenews.org/story/arts/120803/ladydrawers-creates-big-picture-cartoon-bias

By |August 16th, 2012|Categories: Gender, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Ladydrawers’ Creates Big Picture of Cartoon Bias

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