Geena Davis on I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched
That's What She Said
[Davis noted] that the bulk of those shows was spent on the men trying to stop the women from using their magical powers.
“This happened in several of my marriages,” Davis said wryly. — Geena Davis on Denver Business Journal
Geena Davis was interviewed recently regarding her efforts (through her career and otherwise) to push back against gender stereotyping in media. I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched came up alongside Davis’ recollections of television and movies from her childhood, and how the average ratio of male to female characters in films has remained the same since 1946: four or five men for every woman. You can read the whole interview at the DBJ.