This generation of boys and the men who raised them don't adhere to the stereotypical messages they see in the media. Ninety-one percent of the people we surveyed believed gender stereotypes can be harmful. These statistics prove the media doesn't understand what it really means to #BeAMan.Read Full Story
The lack of positive female characters in children's media is astounding. Research has shown that in family films, there is only one female character for every three male ones. And in group scenes, only 17 percent of characters are female. This glaring disparity needs to change, and has become the founding platform for the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.Read Full Story
You might not think you’re looking for that tall, dark and handsome Channing Tatum clone, but new research suggests that, by simply having internet access, your mate preferences are already skewing that direction.Read Full Story
“Studies show” is one of the most powerful phrases in the media today. With those two words, journalists can convince readers to take, eat, do, try or avoid almost anything — yet the phrase means almost nothing. In the fierce competition for page views, the media will often sensationalize complex studies to the point where they don’t even resemble the originals.Read Full Story
Those of us who love horror movies or television shows know the pain of wanting to watch what we want, while at the same time shielding our kids from violence, sex and gore. But what are the real risks of exposing our kids to R-rated material at an early age?Read Full Story
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