January Spotlight

The easy answer would be our recent Noble Laureate Malala Yousafzai, so I won’t do that. After a few posts about her last month, I think you get the gist. Instead, I’ll spotlight another person who is taking action on her causes, which shouldn’t be confused with writing about causes. This is not to diminish the importance of creating awareness, as writing does, but to instead spotlight a more active participation in the world where we have to actually interact with people.

I chose Geena Davis.
She began the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. While this may not seem like a great cause to some, changing the face of media changes us. It’s evident in the way that people talk about how the original Star Trek series changed the world. Suddenly not all Asians were enemies and not all African-American women were maids. They were officers equal to their white male counterparts. Media changes us. It changes the way we look at the world and science fiction has been a great medium to show us how far we can still go. We also need drama and comedy to show us where we are. Media stimulates our minds and can allow us to feel compassion for people in vastly different environments and circumstances than our own. Showing us where we are can excite us to change our position and vector in on where we see we want to go. Media is incredibly important to social change.

For this, I appreciate where Geena Davis strives to take media. They created this great 2014 timeline of their events last year, including their groundbreaking research on media representation called Gender Bias Without Borders, and now Davis is set to launch the Bentonville Film Festival to push for diversity in film.

As you may know, narrowing things down to one person to highlight can be difficult, especially when so many do great work for gender equality and feminism. There are a few more people I wanted to give attention to for this:
Laverne Cox has also begun her own advocacy and is on tour speaking about transgender issues.
Noble Laureate Malala Yousafzai continues her campaign for girl’s education in addition to an education and childhood for all children.
Andrew Marin (our November spotlight) continues advocating to raise the conversation between the church and the transgender community, among others.

Join me again for more on gender issues! You can follow me here, @createparityGoogle+ or like me on Facebook! Each medium contains this site’s content but some of the articles that get shared will vary


3 thoughts on “January Spotlight

  1. Companies manufacture video games for all types of people and all
    skill levels. This particular trick could help your dividing the inhospitable forces
    creating this better to clash of clans cheats ipadclash of clans hack no survey no password download android
    ruin them. And believe it or not, LOTS of those people end up purchasing LOTS of gems.

  2. Check into ratings and determine what ages are appropriate for games with an “M” rating.
    Click here for full details of my system, how to perform each tasks,
    and a You – Tube video demonstration. The popularity of games on computers, smart phones, etc.

  3. Not solely this, there’s metro connectivity to those major
    areas of Noida, that adds onto the blessings of the town.
    Then again, if you eat too much celery, it’s dangerous
    if you have salt-sensitive hypertension.
    The Rajasthan Government is also providing added incentives
    like allowing 100% private investment.

Tell us what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s