Have you ever watched a television show or film and found yourself asking, “Why is the leading character always a male?” or “This female character is such a bore!” or even “What is this woman wearing?”
Admit it – we all have!
You see, the chronic under-representation and sexualisation of women, coupled with the prevalence of gender stereotypes in film and television narratives is a serious social problem. In many instances, the women in these narratives seldom appear in roles of leadership and are routinely exploited in the workplace. This poor representation can potentially lead women to suffer from self-esteem issues and view themselves as mere objects of male desire.
The Reel Woman aims to shine a light on the television and film narratives fairly representing women, while simultaneously pointing out the ones that need some improvement.
So, let’s get exploring!