[ABU Special] Geena Davis on Gender Inequality in Media
On this week’s Seoul Report, we meet Geena Davis, an Academy Award winner who starred in such films as “Thelma and Louise”, “a League of their own”, and popular TV series “Commander in Chief.
As the International Telecommunication Union’s special envoy, Davis visited South Korea and delivered a speech at a forum, “Women with the Wave” of The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly.
On the day that coincided with the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl Children (Oct. 11), the long-time advocate of women and girls spoke about her works aimed at diversifying media portrayals of women for children, and combat gender stereotyping.
Top Talent Korea judges, CJ Allen & Punita Bajaj
Peter Underwood, Last Descendent of Yonsei University Founder in Korea
Children’s Book Author Tim Pluta
Joshua Hall, Wine Blogger & Writer
Suzanna Oh, Senior Advisor, Daesung Group
James Pearson, Editor, koreaBANG
Robert Fouser, the first foreign professor of the Korean Language Education Dept. at Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Oscar Winner & UCSB Professor Theodore Kim
Sang Pak (Author, Wait Until Twilight)
Professor Kevin O’Rourke, Professor Emeritus at Kyung Hee University