Thursday, May 19, 2011

Healthy MEdia in the Words of Deborah Taylor Tate

Deborah Taylor Tate, co-chair of Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positives Images of Women and Girls and a former Federal Communications Commission commissioner, recently penned an op-ed in The Tennessean about the lack of positive media role models for children.

She asks, "What did we see today? And more importantly, what did our children see today?"

An important question that the Healthy MEdia Commission is aiming to address. Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner, have joined together to launch Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls.

Did you know that children between 8 and 18 years-old spend upward of 10 hours a day engaging with media, spending more time with media than any other activity except school and sleeping?