NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Actress Geena Davis attends the World Childhood Foundation USA Symposium In Partnership With Inwood House at NASDAQ MarketSite on May 9, 2012 in New York City.   Mike Coppola/Getty Images/AFP
Actress Geena Davis is behind a new gender study related to film

Geena Davis works with the UN on gender study



She might be most remembered for her role as Thelma in Thelma & Louise, one of the most famous girl-power movies, but Geena Davis has now teamed up with the UN women's agency to asses how the female figure is portrayed in films and how it affects the self-esteem of women and girls.

“Media images have an enormous impact on children’s self-esteem and aspirations,” she said in a statement. “This is why we decided to launch a global gender in media study: If girls see it, they can be it.”

Citing that the dearth of female characters of substance in the media means children are being taught that girls and women “don’t take up half of the space in the world”, her eponymous organisation, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media commissioned the study with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and UN Women. The results will be released in late 2014 and Lakshmi Puri, the acting head of UN Women said that she hopes “the study will address factors that positively impact the perception of women in society.”

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How being social media savvy can improve your well being

Next time when procastinating online remember that you can save thousands on paying for a personal trainer and a gym membership simply by watching YouTube videos and keeping up with the latest health tips and trends.

As social media apps are becoming more and more consumed by health experts and nutritionists who are using it to awareness and encourage patients to engage in physical activity.

Elizabeth Watson, a personal trainer from Stay Fit gym in Abu Dhabi suggests that “individuals can use social media as a means of keeping fit, there are a lot of great exercises you can do and train from experts at home just by watching videos on YouTube”.

Norlyn Torrena, a clinical nutritionist from Burjeel Hospital advises her clients to be more technologically active “most of my clients are so engaged with their phones that I advise them to download applications that offer health related services”.

Torrena said that “most people believe that dieting and keeping fit is boring”.

However, by using social media apps keeping fit means that people are “modern and are kept up to date with the latest heath tips and trends”.

“It can be a guide to a healthy lifestyle and exercise if used in the correct way, so I really encourage my clients to download health applications” said Mrs Torrena.

People can also connect with each other and exchange “tips and notes, it’s extremely healthy and fun”.

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