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Questions to Consider:
- Why is important for children and young people to see women represented in media?
What We Think:
Whether you totally loved the Ghostbusters reboot or still prefer the original, there is no denying that new all-female Ghostbusting team kicks the patriarchy’s butt! Here are just a few of the reasons this movie does important things for women in media:
- Each of the women are well-rounded, complicated, flawed, and inspiring.
- They are brilliantly dorky, giving girls and young women STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) role models, which are few and far between.
- Their appearances, physical attributes, gender, or general external features are never the butt of jokes.
- They face the same challenges women face all the time (dismissal from male coworkers, online harassment, devaluing by mass media) and overcome them through their determination, hard work, and support for one another.
— Colleen Sparks
Where We Saw It
Wide release film. Summer 2016.