What We Missed

Geena Davis on why it’s important for little girls to consume media that depicts women and girls as capable and equal.

Nancy Goldstein on how murder seems to matter less when the victim is a sex worker.

Amanda Marcotte on why the SlutWalk marks the end of the stereotype of the humourless feminist.

Elena Rossini on France’s body image problem (and check out the amazing video on beauty standards that Rossini made for the Endangered Species movement).

The Maddow Blog’s Rebekah Dryden on Nebraska’s new abortion restrictions.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/kenia/ Kenia Perez

    In the interview with Ms. Davis, she says, “They found that the more hours of television a girl watches, the fewer options she believes she has in life. And the more hours a boy watches, the more sexist his views become.”

    I would be highly interested to see that study. *sigh* I find it frustrating when newspapers or magazines or other media don’t reference sources that are mentioned throughout their articles. Most people would read that and say “Bullshit.” (One commenter already wrote, “‘[T]he more hours [of TV] a boy watches, the more sexist his views become.’ What a truckload of codswallop.”). If only the source was referenced and/or linked to, claims like that would actually be taken seriously.

  • http://feministing.com/members/rachelsholiday/ Rachel

    Definitely an excellent point, Kenia. I got the impression that Geena Davis was refering to the study that her organization did on those G-rated films and shows. Despite that, I wish they would have had a link to the study at the end of the article.