Give Girls a Voice on Screen

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All these little girls are strong, capable, and totally badass — but, disturbingly, they’re also all almost completely silent… We, as audiences, have the power to encourage Hollywood to give these little girls their voices by demanding change. When we watch yet another movie or TV show with a strong, silent young heroine, let’s stop idolizing her, and instead ask the writers behind her why she doesn’t get to speak her piece. — Rachel Simon, Bustle.  Read More:

How Stereotypes in Movies & TV Impact Kids’ Development

Watching Gender : Media that perpetuates rigid gender roles and stereotypes can affect children’s sense of self, relationships, and career aspirations. Common Sense Media’s latest research explores the effects of gender-biased media on children’s development—so we can promote more positive, accurate gender representations that give kids the freedom they need to be themselves.  Read more:

The rise of magic realism in TV reflects society’s increased frustration with reality

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Magic realism takes a world that’s familiar to viewers and then twists a part of that world into a new shape.

It’s been said that looking at a TV is like looking at a mirror; what we see on TV reflects what is happening outside our living rooms in the world at large. But in 2016, that mirror is now straight out of a funhouse.  – Tom Hawking, QuartzRead More: