Monday, September 26, 2016

Gender representations in media

As my kids become more engaged with media, I've become even more conscious about how influential it is on young psyches figuring out their role in society ("no, you can't pretend to be Catboy because only Owlette is a girl."). A surprising number of family films don't pass Bechdel Test (Jungle Book, Kung Fu Panda 3, Muppets Most Wanted, etc.) and others reinforce rape culture (Disney's original Sleeping Beauty). We need to keep demanding and supporting films that reflect society.

Related article: No surprise, there’s a huge gender gap on the big screen