I suggest all females watch this.
*i suggest all humans watch this.
If you haven’t watched this yet, you really should.
This is a must, girls and boys.
I agree that everyone should watch this. This is one of the few videos on female representation in the media that at least tries to point out that the way females are represented has a negative effect on everyone, not just women.
I love that this`touches also on how media affects men, but wow. Stereotypes are perpetuated by television more than in reality, and they are so skewed because they have to be provocative or funny or any number of things that aren’t complete or real enough.
This affects not only women and men, but race, gays and lesbians, trans people, all people.
We all struggle against what we are supposed to be, what we are told we should be, and yet when positions in media and PR change, the image doesn’t. Because people get those positions by conforming to that image, and breaking out risks loss.
This is why it is so hard for anyone to be who they really are, because they are so busy being what other’s expect so as not to be harassed for not being what they are supposed to be.
Oh man, Geena Davis. I love her with all -y heart.
All my followers should watch this video
Everyone needs to watch this and see how harmful misrepresentation and perpetuating harmful stereotypes are not just to a minority group, but to everyone.
Only by adapting a new way of thinking, by treating everyone equally, and even eroding gender roles, can we influence our peers and perpetuate something good.
this needs to be seen, it’s the most unbelievably unfair thing how women are still only seen as bodies and not minds by a majority of the world
man, so much coolness in this documentary trailer! margaret cho, gavin newsom, rachel maddow, rosario dawson, cory booker (the newark mayor who shoveled snow from that old guy’s driveway after his daughter asked him via twitter who would do it), geena davis, and metric songs!!!
also, unsolicited personal note: i work in a male-dominated profession and there is currently ONE person in the media/on television who resembles me (the asian on grey’s anatomy) and while that is nice for me, it is also pretty sad. i have the luxury of not really identifying with being super feminine or girly in general so i tend not to see the world as THAT IS A WOMAN DOING THAT REALLY AWESOME OR IMPORTANT THING, it’s more of a, HEY THAT SEEMS COOL I WANNA DO THAT. but if the fact that there aren’t visible [insert minority group here]s doing [insert cool thing here] stops some people from doing it… maybe we’re missing out on having a lot of really awesome doctors and lawyers and businesspeople and politicians, which is lamesauce.
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