1 of 2 < >


All new user registrations require email verification. Please make sure that is not blocked. Approvals are done at least once per day, but they can't be done for accounts that have not verified their email address.
2 of 2 < >

Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

new study: A good man is hard to find - even in G-rated films


Ad Widget

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • new study: A good man is hard to find - even in G-rated films

    Posted 5/2/2006 11:42 PM ET

    By Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
    'Commander in Chief' star Geena Davis
    sponsored the USC study.

    By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY

    Moviemom, she reviews children's movies for and writes a column on family and media issues for the Chicago Tribune. Minow says many kids' movies offer up tough, smart girls. In the forthcoming movie Hoot, she says, two boys and a girl "are equally involved and very strong and reliable and tough in fighting the environmental bad guys."
    Though it's important to get kids to challenge what they see on screen, Minow says, the study "overplays the issue."
    "It's very, very important for parents to talk to kids about whatever they see and make sure that they develop the critical faculties," she says. But some movies that might not fare well under the USC study, such as Disney's 1950 Cinderella, are still valuable.
    "We don't throw out Cinderella because our views of women have changed since Cinderella was originally written," Minow says. "We say to the kids, 'Now, did Cinderella have other options? Could she have maybe said "No" to the stepmother? Could she have left?' You want to have those conversations with kids all the time."
    The new study is the researchers' second to deconstruct the 101 top-grossing G-rated films from 1990 to 2004. The first, out in February, found that female roles are rare and movies with gender-balanced casts are exceedingly rare.
    The research is sponsored by actress Geena Davis, who won a Golden Globe for the TV show Commander in Chief
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

Ad Widget