Feminist Fridays #83: Why Aren't Women Role Models to Men?
Asha Ganesan, PhD Candidate, School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney
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Last year, when news that the 13th Dr. Who would be played by a woman first made headlines, the usual complaints ensued, but it took a different turn when a former male actor who played the role in the 1980's deemed the change a loss of a good role model for boys. This begs the question: can't boys have a female role model? And can’t girls have a male one? We discuss this and more with Asha Ganesan, a PhD Candidate at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney.
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Categories: Film, Politics, Social Issues, Education
Tags: Feminist Fridays, Feminism, role models for children, gender roles in role models, live and learn, the bigger picture,