In this article, Rachel Simmons talks about a stunning piece in The New Yorker on the film industry’s portrayal of women. Here is an excerpt:

To make a woman adorable, one successful female screenwriter says, “You have to defeat her at the beginning. It’s a conscious thing I do – abuse and break her, strip her of her dignity, and then she gets to live out our fantasies and have fun. It’s as simple as making the girl cry, fifteen minutes into the movie. Relatability is based upon vulnerability, which creates likability.”

The consequences of this and similar depictions has a devastating impact on women and girls. To read more, click here.