I agree with the quote "We are all consumers and the whole issue is about
money. We as consumers can change that." This article does not seem to be
getting the media to change (afterall they are just producing what we tell them
to). The consumers obviously want a 3 men to 1 woman ratio. Davis understands
this and is going to try to convince the youngest group of consumers, elementary
and middle school children, to change what they want.
Men and women are equal in rights and our equality stops there. We are
different. Women are capable of doing most anything a man can do except provide
seed for a new generation and men can do most things women can do except create
new life in their bellies. But each gender is better suited for some things
than other things. The point that is always overlooked is that when men and
women can come together with respect for each other's differences and an ability
to work together in harmony, it unleashes our fullest human potential.
Separately or at odds with each other we are diminished as a race. This
is not a question of man power or woman power, in fact it is not about power at
all. What it is about is honoring and respecting our differences and our right
to power and being able to see the highest qualities in each other.
Although our concept of women should be a positive one and certainly broader
than the barbie image, my first thought here was: Why are we assuming that the
entertainment industry is our mighty teacher here. We are teaching our children
that "it's only a movie" aren't we? It's a story - it's 'make
believe'. [Disclaimer, I hope I didn't ruin it for anyone.] These women are
assuming that our only window to the world is through the media - They should be
pushing less media and more outdoor recreation and real life. 'Life by Proxy'
needs to stop and these issues would be settled.
Honestly,this article is just another slanted article that implies men are out
to keep women in their imagined place..I am quite liberal on my views of gender
equality,so please,do not start here with rants that I hate women..I can think
of a great deal of films where women are the main characters and the films
revolve around them,when I get back from church I will write a list if anyone
wishes..,I do agree that it is a male dominated world;God made it that way for
some reason,and hopefully one day I will discover why..I just do not like it
when men are collectively cast as villians..I understand that we have many
shortcomings(mixed in with redeeming qualities)as my women friends point out,and
as a married male I can attest my wife is the real boss, as is the case in so
many other marriages,Mormon or otherwise...
I see a lot of excuses to sexualize and marginalize women here in the comments.
It is only half our population, why worry?
If Gloria Steinem weren't involved, it might have some credibility in my mind.
However, this is just another pointless feminist attempt to skew opinion.
Gloria Stienem is one of the last people on earth I would want my daughters
taking advice from. If their slogan is true, we would still be
living like Adam and Eve did after they were cast out. In a way, they are
calling women too weak-minded to figure out what to do with their lives on their
own.The dirty secret is that the majority of women they've conned
into making a career their top priority regret the decision and wish they could
have just been a wife and mother.
"If we can tell our children that they like to see more women in films,
then I will have more work when those children start going to the box
office." Said Davis."And if girls become more like men,
they can get jobs like men do. Then when they are successful and ready to
attract a mate, they can afford to have the skin on their face pulled back
tighter against their skull. Like I have." Said Seibel.Feminists always pretend to care about turning young girls into successful
women, when really they are just as vain/shallow as the men they profess to
hate. This is a job security issue for actresses with little talent who are
waning in the beauty department.
Oh, but I LOVED Davis' work in "Earth Girls are Easy". Such an
empowering film for young girls.
I find it ironic that they ignore the "image" most males should try
for. Most of the family friendly movies have male characters that are thing
athletic pretty boys. Where is the movie to show that leaning.Controversy always sells. This seems to be just another example of it. If
Utah ignores this, we'll just be portrayed as a chauvinist society instead of
people feeling that it isn't worth their children getting a slanted view.But then again, i am just a guy, what could i possibly know.
This isn't an issue FOR women, its ABOUT women. Its FOR boys/men too."This is a job security issue for actresses with little talent who are
waning in the beauty department."This comment makes it a beauty
issue and enforces that a woman's worth is based on looks. If only actresses who
are young and pretty get jobs, that IS the problem.To suggest Davis
is pouring money into a foundation so she can make another movie is a pretty
imaginative, sneaky, made-up motive. The director is showing her film in
schools, also not very financially wise. The man involved (as if men shouldn't
care because women are talking) runs Common Sense Media. Do you folks object to
that too?So to be clear, the objectors believe the following:A) Females in TV/movies are fine in the backgroundB) Media
women are worthwhile only if sexy and young C) Media never needs
depict role models for femalesD) Boys watching TV/movies can also
think of girls as only romance seekers and less important than boys or only
watch shows with boys in themHave I understood correctly?
SittingReading: You make an excellent point that boys' values shouldn't be based
only on looks or athletic ability. (Fitness is a value we should teach though.)
Our whole society, no doubt, focuses too much on beauty. I confess I like it
too.But you lost me on the "slanted view" part. How are
wanting good role models for girls and "women are important too" a
I find this article misleading at best and dishonest to me most likely. Girls
and women clearly dominate G movies and TV. Anyone watch the Disney channel for
example? Name one show, just one that is male dominated you can't, there are not
any. Girls are always the smart and in control characters, boys are goofy at
best, dishonest, make poor decisions, are always in trouble and require the
smart, sometimes too sexy for the age girls to rescue them, figure out the
problems and solve every situation. Even the Disney show with the twin boys on
the cruise ship has twice as many girls on it and all the girls are far smarter
than the boys.Watch andy commercial men are always stupid, inept,
dishonest, or incapable of the simplest of tasks. Always a woman ready to rescue
them.How about movies then? Women are always trash talking men even
in male oriented action movies, the women are still always the ones in control,
most confident, and critical f male antics, stupidity, and testosterone
overload. In reality it is men at the disadvantage and our children
being taught men are lame, irresponsible, stupid and inept.
@Not So FastI enjoyed your list of the objector's beliefs and found
them to be imaginative, sneaky, and made-up.Films like this promote
an asexual society where everyone should have the exact equal amount of
everything (time, job offers, money, etc.). But in the real world not everyone
deserves an exact equal amount of everything and to suggest that they do is
insane. Look at the WNBA. The WNBA will NEVER come close to the popularity of
the NBA, you know why? Because women basketball players are a lot less fun to
watch. Should they get paid as much as male players? No, because they don't
sell as many tickets or attract as many sponsors. So should we force kids to
watch the WNBA so they don't grow up sexist? No, that's what parents are
for.There is not a single kid out there who watches G-rated movies,
subconsciously takes note of the boy/girl ratio, and then decides to be sexist
against the group less represented. This is silly. Complete nonsense. Boys
and girls are different, offer different skills, and have different roles/jobs
If the article is any indication of the quality of the film, they'll be lucky to
play it in Jr. High schools.