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Geena Davis Has Two Easy Steps for the Movie Industry

and let it be known

Yes, we can and will work to tell more women’s stories, listen to more women’s voices and write richer female characters and to fix the 5-to-1 ratio of men/women behind the camera. But consider this: In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct that? You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly half of Congress is women. But there’s one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed tomorrow: onscreen. In the time it takes to make a movie or create a television show, we can change what the future looks like.Geena Davis

The veteran actress and creator of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which seeks to provide hard statistics on gender parity in film, television, and other mainstream artforms, has an essay up today on Pre-a-Reporter with a challenge for the film industry.

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