G&G Presents on Gender Bias in Film Industry

As part of the professional development of the staff of the Office of Academic Enhancement, April Dobbins presented on gender bias in language and in letters of recommendation on December 5, 2016, in the Hecht Faculty Resident apartment at 10 a.m. She presented a guide for avoiding unintentionally biased language in letters and in professional settings. To tie in how language can influence people’s opinions, she explored the issues that women often face in the film industry in front of the camera and on set. 

There were twelve attendees at this professional development meeting. Topics covered included: female characters and the male gaze; lack of women in directing and director of photography roles; pay discrepancies between male and female actors. 

Resources:

Gender Inequality in Film

Avoiding Unintentional Bias in Recommendation Letters



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