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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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    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.

  2. Posted April 22, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    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.

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