2016 showcased just how misogynistic America is... yet there are reasons for women to celebrate, such as Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto, and Tammy Duckworth being elected to the Senate, Stephanie Murphy and Pramila Jayapal winning seats in the House of Representatives and Ilhan Omar being elected to her state’s legislature.
Geena Davis Six years ago the Oscar-winning actress and Mensa member founded The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Her non-profit commissioned the largest research project on gender in film and television ever undertaken, conducted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In family films, there is only one female character for every three male characters; and in group scenes, only 17 percent of the characters are female, researchers found.
Gender Equality: Patricia Arquette’s Speech Cost Her Jobs
Marisa Tomei and Patricia Arquette at a Dinner for Equality event hosted by Arquette, whose plea for equal pay and equal rights for women during her 2015 Best Actress acceptance speech has lots her acting jobs -- and propelled the California Fair Pay Act, which went into effect January 2016.| Gender in Media
Reese Witherspoon Forms Women-Focused Digital Media Company With Peter Chernin, AT&T