11/29/2012

The comparative lack of female characters to male ones in children’s media and the impact that has on the thinking of young girls and boys helped drive the launch of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the Academy Award-winning actor tells GOOD. Data shows the disparity helps keep real-world glass ceilings in place, Davis noted, saying “at the entry level, women are doing great. It’s at each level of promotion where women start to fall out, and I think part of the reason that could be is that people are not used to thinking of women as the boss, as the leader.”

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