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October 27, 2009

Geena Davis at The Women’s Conference 2009

At The Women’s Conference 2009, Geena Davis delivered one of the opening keynote addresses and also participated in one of the afternoon breakout sessions.

Video courtesy of The Women’s Conference © 2009

Click to watch Geena Davis in the afternoon breakout session Women Who Use Their Voices to Change the World.

February 07, 2008

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Releases New Findings: Males Outnumber Females Almost 3 to 1 in Films

Examining 15,000 individual speaking characters across G-, PG-, PG-13, and R-rated films, research by Dr. Stacy Smith of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication in association with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media indicates that males outnumber females roughly 3 (2.71) to 1 on the silver screen. Dr. Smith and her team also examined 4000 female film characters and found that two types of females often frequent film: the traditional and the hypersexual. Read More…

January 29, 2008

ABC News: Geena Davis Tackles Gender Issues

What’s the Buzz Interview: The award-winning actress takes on the portrayal of women in the media and explains her motivation for founding the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Watch the video…

January 25, 2008

Geena Davis Talks Gender in the Media

Whether intentionally or not, actress Geena Davis has taken on many a female character with strong ideas and values. Her most iconic roles in recent years have included the vulnerable-turned-resolute Thelma Dickinson in Thelma & Louise, the independent, motherly figure Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own, the first American woman to become the “Commander in Chief” and the role that won her an Academy Award, the complicated dog trainer Muriel Pritchett, a woman who isn’t shy when it comes to what she wears or getting what she wants, in The Accidental Tourist. Read More…

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