The media places startling limits on female roles

Media not showing enough positive female characters, relationships, CBS News, December 6, 2012

“Research shows the more hours of television a girl watched, the fewer options she has in life,” stated Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis, as she summed up some recent research on females and the media.

A startling statement but based on solid data generated by a study of the Healthy Media Commission.

The problem seems to be that the media pushes images of men as well-spoken lawyers, brilliant scientists and dedicated doctors, and women as sex objects in slinky dresses.

The sheer number of images of girls as sex objects and guys as doers is clearly tilted just this way. Naturally girls and guys drink in these stereotypes from films and TV and see these fictional worlds and reality.