Hollywood says that it portrays better equality in the movies, but in truth, they are handily flunking the test. The message in well over 85% of movies is male, and violent, and the prize is the girl at the end of the movie. When a girl is featured, she is usually a warrior dealing out violence as well.
Parents of girls have to see the issues and messaging clearly and do their best to compensate because Hollywood is not helping, or changing anytime soon. An excellent observation in the TED talk below is that this imbalance has an enormous effect on boys as well, and how they view and treat women.
This video by Colin Stokes is well worth your twelve minutes:
Lets make this world better for our daughters than it is today. Every step matters.
PS. Here are the previous three articles in my Have a Daughter series:
Part One Part Two Part Three