Google Doodles and invisible women
The Google Doodle logo honoring Alphonse Mucha, which Google ran on July 24, 2010, instead of honoring Amelia Earhart, whose birthday was the same day.  But hey, why honor a real-life heroine when you can put up calendar art of a fantasy sylph in a transparent gown?

The Google Doodle logo honoring Alphonse Mucha, which Google ran on July 24, 2010, instead of honoring Amelia Earhart, whose birthday was the same day. But hey, why honor a real-life heroine when you can put up calendar art of a fantasy sylph in a transparent gown?

Earlier this month I came across Shelby Knox’s post on how Google Doodles (you know what those are, right?) manage to almost entirely ignore women. I thought at the time, “oh wow, we have got to pull this together with our EVE stuff.”

And now we have. Or rather, Shelby Knox has, in this wonderful post about Google Doodles, Amelia Earhart, and EVE:

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The Geena Davis Institute

June 12, 2010 by EVE   · Comments Off

Meet the Geena Davis Institute and their efforts to create gender parity:

Geena Davis: When gender equality is no longer a fairy tale

By Geena Davis

Five years ago, while watching children’s entertainment with my then 2-year old daughter, I was stunned to see that there were far more male characters than female characters in this media aimed at the youngest of children.

Media images are a powerful force in shaping our perception of men and women. The stark gender inequality in media aimed at little children is significant, as television and movies wield enormous influence on them as they develop a sense of their role in the world. And because young kids tend to watch the same TV shows and movies repeatedly, negative stereotypes get imprinted again and again.

Well, it occurred to me that it was high time for our children to see boys and girls sharing the sandbox equally. …continue reading

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