Geena Davis Hits Hyper Sexual Portrayal of Women, Ahmadinejad Echoes
June 28 -- With the UN abuzz with talk of women's rights,
actress Geena Davis spoke to the Press Monday about the “hyper
sexualized” portrayal of female characters in the media. She spoke
of the showing of too much skin, of unrealistic curves.
somehow reminiscent of a UN appearance the previous money by Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, who when Inner City Press asked about women's rights in
Iran said that the West is worse, in its portrayal of woman as sex
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asked Geena Davis is she saw any overlap between her critique of
media objectification of women and that of Ahmadinejad. Ms. Davis did
not directly answer -- understandably, one of her UN handlers
afterward said -- but rather turned her answer to the topic of
Halloween, and the inability when getting a witch costume to get
anything but the sexy witch. Video here,
from Minute 29:58.
UN hook, if
there was one, was Ms. Davis' statement that she is partnering with
UNIFEM. Inner City Press asked her to describe this partnership, what
they work on together. “We haven't developed any specific
projects,” Ms. Davis answered, adding that perhaps the new UN
Gender Entity would.
Geena David and UNIFEM's Alberdi, specific projects
and Ahmadinejad not shown
On a big
the ECOSOC chamber, the image of former Chilean president Michelle
Bachelet “live” from Johannesburg was frozen. Ms. Bachelet, to
whom the top Gender Entity post was offered, Inner City Press is
told, but rejected after the UN turned her down for UNICEF, deeming
it an American job, was supposed to be in New York to appear in
person. But that was conditioned on Chile already having lost in the
World Cup. That wouldn't be until Monday afternoon, 3 to 1.