7/14/2011

Geena Davis is taking her quest to bring equality and gender fairness in the media and entertainment industries to the ones who can bring about substantial change -- lawmakers -- and is supporting the proposed Healthy Media for Youth Act. The bill would foster healthier images of females in the media, and that, says Davis, will help young women move forward on both a personal and professional basis by providing grants to groups that educate young people about the media and create a national task force that would create voluntary industry guidelines. "What children see affects their attitudes toward male and female roles and impacts the value they place on girls and women in society. The Healthy Media for Youth Act will help ensure we are creating a positive media environment for all our children," said Davis.

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