GOT WOMEN: GEENA DAVIS TALKS GENDER IN MEDIA
On January 15, 2013, we kicked off our 2013 On Revolution Speakers Series with “Got Women?: A conversation between Geena Davis, Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media & Jon Turteltaub.” Based on the research and findings coming out of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Geena and Jon’s lively and candid conversation covered the apparent and prevalent gender imbalance in film and television today. A call to action for the restructuring of gender representation, Geena highlighted the shocking fact that for every three men on screen, there is only one woman. Classifying the issue as not a “bad man” problem, but an “everybody” problem, Geena and Jon discussed the need to redefine the standard of how women appear on screen. The simple solution is – you don’t necessarily need to make films about women, but just add more women in.