Governator Picks Geena Davis for Women’s Rights Panel
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
She played a politician on TV, and now Geena Davis, who did a short stint as America’s first female president on “Commander in Chief,” is California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appointee for the Golden State’s Commission on the Status of Women. If confirmed by the state Senate, Davis will take the position for four years at the decidedly non-Hollywood rate of $100 per day. —KA
Davis, who has starred in films such as “Tootsie,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Thelma and Louise,” is the founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media.
She set the group up after watching G-rated films and shows with her young daughter with the aim of reducing gender stereotyping in film and television and increasing the percentages of female characters.
AP / Seth Wenig
Actress Geena Davis listens to speakers during a February news conference for a women’s empowerment event at the U.N.