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June 28, 2020

The Baby-Sitters Club, Coming to Netflix

As temperatures rise, so does the anticipation for the launch of the contemporary adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s beloved young adult book series The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. The 10-episode series releases at a time when demand for babysitting is high, and it will be a welcome addition to families across the country who hunger for normalized lives. The show the relationships and experiences of a group of girlfriends as they navigate middle school, and the challenges inherent in starting their babysitting business.

June 24, 2020

Bias & Inclusion in Advertising: An Analysis of 2019 Cannes Lions Work

Today at LIONS Live, Cannes Lions and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, have released the results of a major study that examines representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006 – 2019.

June 23, 2020

New Institute Study Shows Top-Rated TV Content Reinforces Male Stereotypes: Aggressive, Uncaring, Hands-Off Parenting

A groundbreaking research study,“If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television, finds that male characters on the most popular TV shows for boys (7-13 years old) are portrayed as aggressive, uncaring, and as hands-off parents.

June 18, 2020

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Holds Social Justice Teach In

The Institute held a virtual 5-day Social Justice Teach In for our members that covered Social Justice Movements, Hollywood’s Hidden History of Race and Gender Codes, Why Media Representation Matters, How to Be an Effective Ally and Developing a Personal Action Plan.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

💛They SEE you!⁠⠀
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At the Institute we have the privilege of working with extraordinary women who are changing the landscape of media. The co-founders of @CimeClearly The Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment are a few of those women!⁠⠀
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This week former See Jane panelists and CIME co-founders Dr. Nicole Haggard @heydrnicole, Joy Donnell @doitinpublic, and Munika Lay @munika are facilitating an incredible 5 week program: Hollywood, White Supremacy, and Me: A workshop for allies in media and entertainment. ⁠⠀
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Based on their celebrated keynote at the 2019 Visionary Summit, “Re-Shaping Hollywood’s Diverse Future,” this program has three core goals:⁠⠀
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Heal. Reframe your thinking around diversity and Hollywood.⁠⠀
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Rise. Do the work to explore your own relationship to white supremacy and use anti-racism in your personal and professional life.⁠⠀
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Create. Our narrative arts advance society. How to use intersectional storytelling as a solution for societal change.⁠⠀
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Media Matters. Hollywood's diversity and inclusion issues aren't just about individual bias; racism is a systemic problem built into our industry that is reflected in our workplaces and what appears on screen. Real change requires addressing the structure of the system and institutional betrayal while also doing our own inner work.⁠⠀
Join them to reshape your relationship to these issues by unraveling Hollywood's hidden history of regulating the representation of race and gender. While we explore this history you will also unpack your own relationship with whiteness and learn to advance your anti-racism skills.⁠⠀
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Sign up for more information through the link in bio.⁠⠀
cime.us/workshops
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💛They SEE you!⁠⠀
⁠⠀
At the Institute we have the privilege of working with extraordinary women who are changing the landscape of media. The co-founders of @CimeClearly The Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment are a few of those women!⁠⠀
⁠⠀
This week former See Jane panelists and CIME co-founders Dr. Nicole Haggard @heydrnicole, Joy Donnell @doitinpublic, and Munika Lay @munika are facilitating an incredible 5 week program: Hollywood, White Supremacy, and Me: A workshop for allies in media and entertainment. ⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Based on their celebrated keynote at the 2019 Visionary Summit, “Re-Shaping Hollywood’s Diverse Future,” this program has three core goals:⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Heal. Reframe your thinking around diversity and Hollywood.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Rise. Do the work to explore your own relationship to white supremacy and use anti-racism in your personal and professional life.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Create. Our narrative arts advance society. How to use intersectional storytelling as a solution for societal change.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Media Matters. Hollywoods diversity and inclusion issues arent just about individual bias; racism is a systemic problem built into our industry that is reflected in our workplaces and what appears on screen. Real change requires addressing the structure of the system and institutional betrayal while also doing our own inner work.⁠⠀
Join them to reshape your relationship to these issues by unraveling Hollywoods hidden history of regulating the representation of race and gender. While we explore this history you will also unpack your own relationship with whiteness and learn to advance your anti-racism skills.⁠⠀
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Sign up for more information through the link in bio.⁠⠀
https://cime.us/workshopsImage attachmentImage attachment

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Break the stereotype!⁠⠀
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How can we rethink masculinity to ensure our boys and young men see healthy representations of themselves on screen? Our newest report provides recommendations including to: avoid common stereotypes about men and parenting; allow male characters to express a full range of emotions – and to ask for help; represent alternatives to violence; and commit to inclusive storytelling.⁠⠀
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Check out the full report through our link in bio:⁠⠀
seejane.org/gender-in-media-news-release/new-study-shows-top-rated-tv-content-reinforces-male-ste...
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Break the stereotype!⁠⠀
⁠⠀
How can we rethink masculinity to ensure our boys and young men see healthy representations of themselves on screen? Our newest report provides recommendations including to: avoid common stereotypes about men and parenting; allow male characters to express a full range of emotions – and to ask for help; represent alternatives to violence; and commit to inclusive storytelling.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Check out the full report through our link in bio:⁠⠀
https://seejane.org/gender-in-media-news-release/new-study-shows-top-rated-tv-content-reinforces-male-stereotypes-aggressive-uncaring-and-hands-off-parenting/

 

Comment on Facebook

Female truck driver. 25 years over the road. By myself lol. I have know a few make nurses. Nurses rock! No matter what!

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Friday, July 3, 2020

💓Today's the day!⁠⠀
#TheBabySittersClub⁠⠀
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Are you a Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, or Dawn?⁠⠀
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The brand new adaptation has hit @NetflixFamily today and you can re-meet all your favorite characters. @realsophiegrace (Kristy Thomas), @maliabakermsb (Mary Anne Spier), @momonatamada (Claudia Kishi), @shayrudolph (Stacey McGill), and @_xochitl.gomez (Dawn Schafer) all voracious fans of Martin’s books and with personal connections to the series.⁠⠀
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The show follows the relationships and experiences of a group of girlfriends as they navigate middle school, and the challenges inherent in starting their babysitting business. ⁠⠀
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Learn more about the show in our See Jane Spotlight with interviews with the show creators and actors:⁠⠀
seejane.org/spotlight/the-baby-sitters-club-coming-to-netflix/⁠⠀
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💓Todays the day!⁠⠀
#TheBabySittersClub⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Are you a Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, or Dawn?⁠⠀
⁠⠀
The brand new adaptation has hit @NetflixFamily today and you can re-meet all your favorite characters. @realsophiegrace (Kristy Thomas), @maliabakermsb (Mary Anne Spier), @momonatamada (Claudia Kishi), @shayrudolph (Stacey McGill), and @_xochitl.gomez (Dawn Schafer) all voracious fans of Martin’s books and with personal connections to the series.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
The show follows the relationships and experiences of a group of girlfriends as they navigate middle school, and the challenges inherent in starting their babysitting business. ⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Learn more about the show in our See Jane Spotlight with interviews with the show creators and actors:⁠⠀
https://seejane.org/spotlight/the-baby-sitters-club-coming-to-netflix/⁠⠀

 

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It was so goo! It was everything I loved about the books with a modern day spin!

What an amazing show! The kind of show I want my daughter watching, seeing & being!

It was so good. My daughter and I binged the whole season. Modern, true to the original, more diversity, awareness for the real issues these young women are facing today. It was perfect.

Say hello to your friends!

Laura Starbuck

Diana Richardson!!!

Anne ☺️

I was SUCH a huge fan of the books when I was a kid. I think I even had VHS tapes of the show.

oh I just started watching it. it is so up to date femnist supportive of social activism, LGBTQ and minority rights. it is super cool!

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