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Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
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Gender in Media News

JULY 30, 2014 Annedroids, a place where girls rule!

Annedroids is a Amazon Studios original kids series. The show is aimed at children ages 4-7 but it gets into lots of Science and technology that kids older than that would be into. The show follows 11 year old kid scientist Anne who is a maker. She has invented and built her own androids which her friends Nick and Shania who are amazed and decide to help out. Together they decide to keep making new discoveries with Science. Read More...

JULY 30, 2014 Uma Thurman pays tribute to competition winners

Actress UMA THURMAN has paid tribute to the winners of a short film competition after appearing in their projects as part of the prize. Three budding film-makers - Henco J from South Africa, Ivan Petukhov from Russia, and Jessica Valentine from the U.S. - won the annual Jameson One Shot movie contest, pioneered by Kevin Spacey. They were flown to Los Angeles to direct the Pulp Fiction star in their movies, and the films were then premiered at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (29Jul14) before being unveiled online.Thurman took the opportunity to praise the trio's efforts. Read More...

JULY 30, 2014 Disney Finds a Cure for the Common Stereotype With ‘Doc McStuffins’

For decades many African-Americans have voiced conflicted feelings about Disney. Many fault this entertainment colossus for being slow to introduce a black princess as a peer to Cinderella and Snow White. Disney has worked overtime in recent years to leave that past behind, and a surprising groundswell of support from black viewers for a new TV cartoon called “Doc McStuffins” is the latest indication that its efforts may be paying off. Read More...

JULY 30, 2014 Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award

This is an annual special achievement award for outstanding performers and role models (both women and men) in Gender Equality and mainstreaming in the area of ICTs. All stakeholders are encouraged to nominate deserving organizations and individuals, both within and outside your respective organizations, for this prestigious award. Winners will be awarded at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea on the 21st of October, followed by a series of activities to celebrate the winners’ achievements. Read More...

JULY 29, 2014 Sexual Objectification: What It Is, Why It's Damaging, And How We Change It

Sexual objectification is not only deeply (and bizarrely) rooted in our cultural subconscious, but it's also something that has to change if we want a truly happy, sex-healthy society. Watch Video...

JULY 29, 2014 Women Prevailing Despite Sexism in Slowly-Changing Below-the-Line Industry

When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on “Men in Black 3,” the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don’t like to work with women. “He told me he wouldn’t be able to sleep, thinking I wasn’t going to make it to the set and that I wouldn’t be able to do the job,” she says. It didn’t matter that Lundin, 55, was a third-generation member of the movie industry, and grew up on the sets of films and TV shows, even appearing as an extra on “Gunsmoke” when she was a girl. Read More...

JULY 27, 2014 How ‘The Avengers’ & ‘Lucy’ Turned Scarlett Johansson Into an Action Superstar

Donning a dodgy Russian accent and a skin-tight, leather suit as “The Avengers'” Black Widow is reaping dividends for Scarlett Johansson. The actress may have benefited more from her work on the Marvel movies than any other member of the superhero ensemble save for Robert Downey Jr., whose work as Iron Man transformed him into perhaps the biggest box office star on the planet. Evidence of Johansson’s raised profile was on display this weekend, as the actress powered “Lucy” to a $44 million debut, the third biggest female-driven action opening of all time. Read More...

JULY 26, 2014 Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell parodies Mary Poppins who has to leave the Banks' children for good. After deductions, Mary Poppins' minimum wage paycheck of $7.25/hour puts her below the federal poverty level. She tells the children she needs just $3 more per hour to make a living wage. Watch Video...

JULY 22, 2014 Comic-Con Spotlight: Guardians of the Galaxy Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Reveals What it’s Really Like to Write for Marvel

This time last year, Marvel screened early footage of Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming sci-fi adventure directed by James Gunn (Super), and written by up-and-coming features writer Nicole Perlman, who developed the project through the Marvel writing program. Perlman had to contend with some outdated notions about who should be writing science fiction (men) before she got a shot with Marvel. Read More...

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