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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

April 14, 2014 Bill Gates, Yo Yo Ma, Geena Davis among guests on new talk show

 It is a unique weekly series focusing on film, culture, big names and the causes they embrace.  Saturday, April 12th at 8pm U.S. Eastern time, CCTV America debuts Full Frame – opening the lens each week on a variety of important issues introduced by prominent personalities. Later in the series, Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis discusses distorted images of women in film and television. Read More...

April 14, 2014 Expanding CGI's Commitment To Girls & Women

Twenty of the most widely circulated, read, viewed and listened to U.S. based TV networks, newspapers, news wires and online news sites were examined. The research findings tell a stark story about where women stand across every platform in the 24/7 news cycle. Our conclusion: American media have exceedingly more distance to travel on the road to gender-blind parity. Read More...

April 14, 2014 Writers Guild of America Jobs Report:
Women, Minority Writers Lose Ground in Film, Make Small Gains in TV

Twenty of the most widely circulated, read, viewed and listened to U.S. based TV networks, newspapers, news wires and online news sites were examined. The research findings tell a stark story about where women stand across every platform in the 24/7 news cycle. Our conclusion: American media have exceedingly more distance to travel on the road to gender-blind parity. Read More...

April 10, 2014 Director of Lego Movie sequel wants to build better Lego females

Chris McKay, the film’s animation co-director, said he often questioned whether he and the other men on staff were “making [the] movie from [their] own myopic point of view.” He even suggests that The Lego Movie doesn’t pass the Bechdel Test—referring to the idea that a work of fiction should feature at least two named female characters talking to each other about something other than a man. Read More...

April 4, 2014 New Research Shines Light on Gender Bias in Major U.S. Broadcast, Print, Online, & Wire Outlets: Male Journalists Dominate Most Sectors

Twenty of the most widely circulated, read, viewed and listened to U.S. based TV networks, newspapers, news wires and online news sites were examined. The research findings tell a stark story about where women stand across every platform in the 24/7 news cycle. Our conclusion: American media have exceedingly more distance to travel on the road to gender-blind parity. Read More...

MARCH 31, 2014 Geena Davis gets BU Lifetime Achievement Award

Academy Award-winning actress and Boston University alum Geena Davis (above) was honored by her alma mater Friday with a Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award, presented on behalf of BU’s Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center and the Bette Davis Foundation. Read More...

MARCH 18, 2014 Boston University to Host Symposium on Legacy of Women’s Liberation

A 3-day symposium at Boston University will gather movement veterans and scholars of the era to reflect on and put into context the impact “women’s lib” had on our culture, politics, art, law, media and attitudes. The Bette Davis Foundation will present lifetime achievement honor to award-winning actress (and BU alum) Geena Davis for advocacy. Read More...

MARCH 13, 2014 The Report on the Status of Women & Girls in California 2014

Key leaders and elected officials will share their thoughts and expertise on issues vital to the economic security and well-being of California’s 19 million women and girls. This year’s program will focus on state, county and city data so that citizens are informed, inspired and prepared to advocate and improve the lives of women and girls. Read More...

MARCH 11, 2014 Beyonce & Jennifer Garner's "Ban Bossy" Campaign is Girl Power Done Right

Along with Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, and others, Beyonce is starring in Ban Bossy, a new campaign set to rid the word “bossy” from our vocabularies and encourage more girls to be leaders. They have teamed up to voice their frustration with the word “bossy,” which they argue is a derogatory term only ever applied to women and girls. Read More...

MARCH 6, 2014 Oscar winner to speak at Miami University

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis will present the keynote address at Miami University’s inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium on April 3. The symposium has a theme of “Making our Mark” and is intended to inspire and empower women to leave their mark on the world through leadership and giving back. Read More...

MARCH 5, 2014 Changing Media to Empower Girls - Become an Institute Member!

Engage with like-minded individuals, all passionate about improving gender portrayals in media for our children and the rest of the world. Expand your relationships with corporate executives and leading content creators who are working on the cutting edge of the latest research and programming to shape the media’s gender landscape. Read More...

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