Strong Girls in the Movies

The fabulous Mike Adamick, author of the "Dads Book of Awesome Projects," also writes an edgy blog that tackles some serious dads & Daughters issues.

Earlier this month, Mike posted his take on the debate over gender portrayals in the media. As a long-time advocate on this issue (e.g., with the organization that became the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media), I appreciated his thoughts on gender equity in movies:

It’s really not difficult. When a film is being cast, unless a penis or a vagina is paramount to a role, just make the roles 50-50.

Strong girls, shy girls, hapless girls, brave girls.

We need them all.

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