Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hollywood Hears from a Dad - Anyone Listening?

I've heard a lot in the last week about NPR host Peter Sagal's commentary about the sexist sub-plot of the very popular new kids' movie, Horton Hears A Who.

It's so refreshing to hear a man with media clout go public with his anger over media sexism. And, in a delicious twist, he's host of NPR's witty weekly news quiz, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!," making it hard for pundits to tag him as a "humorless feminist," the way women with similar views often are.

Thank you, Peter, for caring so passionately and stepping up so articulately. Recognizing and portraying the equal value and potential of our girls and our boys as heroes, and as people deserving of notice, is a giant step that Hollywood needs to take now.

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