As is now common knowledge, Hollywood has a diversity problem: People of color, LGBT folk and the differently abled all find themselves improperly represented or altogether absent in front of and behind screens large and small. A pair of studies released this week, however, paint an even worse picture for seniors, noting that there are few… [Read more…]
I would also add a tweak to the “Bechdel Test” while I’m at it. TheRhimeVernay-Bechdel Test: (1) has to have at least two women (one is a woman of color) in it, (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man.
These last two aren’t required but are nice to have included:
- A woman of color with a love interest other than someone of her own race and/or gender that deals with the realities of interracial relationships.
- Women of color as leading tech experts, particularly and especially black, Latina and indigenous women.
Whether we realize it or not what the media portrays shapes our beliefs. The more we are exposed to stereotypical images the harder it is to accept a reality that is different.