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Friday, February 15, 2019

We need to see more representation!⠀
Everyone deserves to see themselves on the screen. ⠀

In the U.S., 18.7% of people have a physical or cognitive disability, but their stories are rarely told in family films:9⠀
Fewer than 1% of leading characters (0.9%) were shown as a person with a disability in the top grossing family films of the last decade.⠀

In our benchmark report we analyze the identity of leads in the top grossing family films from 2007 to 2017 to see whether Hollywood content creators have made progress when it comes to telling the stories of traditionally marginalized groups. ⠀


To read the full report vist our link in bio.⠀
seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/
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We need to see more representation!⠀
Everyone deserves to see themselves on the screen. ⠀
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In the U.S., 18.7% of people have a physical or cognitive disability, but their stories are rarely told in family films:9⠀
Fewer than 1% of leading characters (0.9%) were shown as a person with a disability in the top grossing family films of the last decade.⠀
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In our benchmark report we analyze the identity of leads in the top grossing family films from 2007 to 2017 to see whether Hollywood content creators have made progress when it comes to telling the stories of traditionally marginalized groups. ⠀
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To read the full report vist our link in bio.⠀
https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⠀

 

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Some people: "Why do we have to be so politically correct and have movies about people with disabilities (12.6% of the population), LGBT people (10%) of the population or women (over 50% of the population)?" Those same people: "Ooooh, another movie about a psychopath!" (1% of the population).

The point is always the story. There has to be a compelling story. Simply having a disability is not good enough. As for actors with disabilities playing random characters - they have to get agents, audition, and make their case like any aspiring actor that there would be no financial disadvantage or distraction in casting them. Diversity clauses will help tremendously but it will take some time to transition in.

And how many Deaf characters are actually portrayed by deaf actresses/ deaf actors?

Friday, February 15, 2019

🌟Flashback Friday!⠀
Do you remember Geena on Commaner in Chief?⠀
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"After seeing me on 'Commander in Chief' we found 68% of people were more likely to vote for a female President."#SeeitBeit⠀
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What we see on screen makes a difference!⠀

Donate to the institute today and support research on gender in mediahttps://seejane.org/about-us/donate-to-the-institute/
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🌟Flashback Friday!⠀
Do you remember Geena on Commaner in Chief?⠀
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After seeing me on Commander in Chief we found 68% of people were more likely to vote for a female President.#SeeitBeit⠀
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What we see on screen makes a difference!⠀
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Donate to the institute today and support research on gender in mediahttps://seejane.org/about-us/donate-to-the-institute/

 

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I loved Geena in that show!!

I remember Geena on The Accidental tourist". Get back Geena !

Love love love Commander in Chief.

Loved it then. Would love you to star in the reboot now.

This was the best series ever!! When watching the series now (I have the dvds) there are so many incredible parallels with today. I made sure my daughter was introduced to the series so she could see what a strong women looks like! Thank you Geena for your example — on so many levels!!

I love that show!

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

❤️ Words from Geena.⠀

Let's show girls that they can do the cool stuff too!⠀
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What's something cool you didn't think you could do? When and why did you figure out you could?⠀
Let us know!⠀
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Are you a member with us? Learn how to become one by following the link in bio:⠀
seejane.org/membership/

By becoming a member you'll be on the cutting-edge of the latest trends, research, thought leadership and program initiatives. By investing in our mission you’ll become atrusted advocate in our movement to create a better world for women and girls. Plus all the perks of special access to videos and invites to all our events, meet Geena and all our amazing panelists!⠀
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❤️ Words from Geena.⠀
⠀
Lets show girls that they can do the cool stuff too!⠀
⠀⠀
Whats something cool you didnt think you could do? When and why did you figure out you could?⠀
Let us know!⠀
⠀⠀
Are you a member with us? Learn how to become one by following the link in bio:⠀
https://seejane.org/membership/⠀
⠀
By becoming a member youll be on the cutting-edge of the latest trends, research, thought leadership and program initiatives. By investing in our mission you’ll become atrusted advocate in our movement to create a better world for women and girls. Plus all the perks of special access to videos and invites to all our events, meet Geena and all our amazing panelists!⠀

 

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When I was 32 I was a single out-of work mom. I had a friend asked if I knew anything about construction. I fibbed a little out of desperation. Truth was I didn't know anything about it, but I knew I needed more than minimum wage. It was obvious to the owner that I was utterly inexperienced but he gave me a chance and I proved myself. I loved working construction, especially the interior demo when I could swing a sledgehammer and rip stuff to pieces. I did it for quite a few years until I had another child and decided to stay home with her.

❤ This! Helen Russell Deanne Loader Natasha Jokhan

I’m sure lots of people can relate to what I’m going to describe. Early in grade school a teacher told me I could not draw. So, I didn’t even try anymore. In my late 30s, I started taking classes available through the city’s parks and rec dept. Eventually and tentatively, I signed up for a drawing class. Damn! I COULD draw! Don’t listen when somebody tells you you are incapable of doing something. And, listen, adults, when you tell a child he or she isn’t good at something, you can have an effect that lasts a lifetime. So, just shut up. And when you go to a kids’ art show, don’t be standing there comparing the art and saying “that’s good,” “that’s good,” and “what’s that supposed to be?” If you want to talk to a child about his or her art, just say, “tell me about how you did this,” or “tell me about your picture.” (Sorry for the “shut up” but you can tell I how strongly I feel about this. I eventually taught art appreciation to children AND had them make their own “masterpieces.” Some kids would say, “is this right?” I’d say, “tell me what you think.”)

Tiom Kim

speaking of "cool stuff" has anyone else noticed that most (all?) of the crime drama's feature women murderers even though women account for only 4%-10% of murderers statistically?? kinda funny that, eh?

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

🙌🏼Attention NYC!⠀

We're coming to NY to celebrate Black History Month with you!⠀


Join us for the 20th anniversary celebration of Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant at 72andSunny in Brooklyn. The event will feature stage readings by actors from the award-winning and beloved DeBerry and Grant novels followed by a panel discussion.⠀


Learn more and how to RSVP through the link in bio⠀
seejane.org/membership/see-jane-salon-tryin-to-sleep-in-the-bed-you-made-nyc/
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🙌🏼Attention NYC!⠀

Were coming to NY to celebrate Black History Month with you!⠀
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Join us for the 20th anniversary celebration of Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant at 72andSunny in Brooklyn. The event will feature stage readings by actors from the award-winning and beloved DeBerry and Grant novels followed by a panel discussion.⠀
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Learn more and how to RSVP through the link in bio⠀
https://seejane.org/membership/see-jane-salon-tryin-to-sleep-in-the-bed-you-made-nyc/⠀

 

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Interesting evening ahead

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