Video: Geena Davis Talks About Gender Equality in Media

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The Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis is an intelligent and thoughtful advocate for women. She started the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media because of her concern about gender equality in TV and film. In this Livestream video she discusses the problem, cites supporting statistics, explains her personal interest (she has an 8-year-old daughter, the film Thelma and Louise, etc.), the role of gender in family equality, and what she does and others can do to raise awareness about this issue.

While you’re on the site where the video is located, “Women and Hollywood,” take a look around. It has great information about women both in front of and behind the camera.

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Ellen Keim

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