Ladies, does this bother you?
- I don't care
Most Helpful Girl
It is problematic that most lead roles are male and most female roles are supportive because as much as art may reflect society, society also reflects art and when the vast majority of the media we consume portrays male characters as active and women as passive, this does affect how we view male and female abilities and proper characteristics in real life, consciously or not. Men are thus seen and treated as doers, while women, at worst have things done to them or at best passively support/encourage the men who DO.
We are finally starting to see more female lead roles and even among supporting roles female characters are becoming more active but thid is still not the case in most films and tv shows.
I love the idea of encouraging roles to be written without gender and having the gender be decided during casting. There truly are very few stories in which the gender of the lead character actually matters to the storyline in any way.
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