Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Subtle Differences: Women in Politics, Television

Geena Davis.
What a maroon, as Buggs would say.

Here we have yet another issue-oriented actress, one I’m not even willing to say is that good. Geena Davis is an average actress with below average ability in spelling (as evidenced in her first name). However, she apparently sees her duty not to act well but to choose projects based on social need.

Maybe she has a sense of humor… I’m hoping so, considering her comment in the AP story:

“The crime is not that it’s taken so long, but why haven’t we done it yet?”

The writer doesn’t mention audience laughter, but applause. Must not have been a joke… however, the difference is slight. Slight enough to be insignificant.

Another comment in the story:

"Females represent 51 percent of the country and it's absurd that they're not represented in the highest level of power, and not even given that opportunity," ["Commander in Chief" creator Rod] Lurie said.

Here’s a thought, does the mere fact that we in the United States have not yet elected a woman to the presidency mean we do not want one?

We who have women CEOs, governors, mayors, senators, legislators, justices, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, millionaires and billionaires, secretaries of state, and generals?

I've mentioned this before, either on this blog, at other blogs, or in person with various folks... are women not represented by men? Are white women in New Orleans not represented by Mayor Ray "delicious drink" Nagin? (Probably a bad example.) What about Chinese college students in the city of New York? What about black lesbians in Salt Lake City?

Perhaps we have not voted a woman into the office because of the quality of women folks often see on television.
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Exhibit E


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