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From Jezebel: Actress Geena Davis takes on gender imbalance in children’s entertainment:

Six years ago, Geena Davis starting watching children’s TV and videos with her then two-year-old daughter. Davis thought she’d find cute, educational fare; instead she found a disturbing gender imbalance.

“It jumped out at me,” Davis tells the Sydney Morning Herald:

There was this huge gender gap. It’s partly because I had been in some movies that had resonated with women, so I’d had this heightened awareness of the paucity of parts for female actors. The stuff that we make for us. But I really didn’t know that it was like this for kids.

You just expect Sesame Street took care of everything and now it’s all educational. So I thought, ‘You know what? I would like to know the facts.’

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About Tami

Tami Winfrey Harris writes about race, feminism, politics and pop culture at the blog What Tami Said. Her work has also appeared online at The Guardian’s Comment is Free, Ms. Magazine blog, Newsweek, Change.org, Huffington Post and Racialicious. She is a graduate of the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism. She is mom to two awesome stepkids and spends her spare time researching her family history and cultivating a righteous 'fro.
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