Feminist Fridays #83: Why Aren't Women Role Models to Men?
Asha Ganesan, PhD Candidate, School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney
Last year, when news that the 13th Dr. Who would be played by a woman first made headlines, the usual complaints ensued, but it took a different turn when a former male actor who played the role in the 1980's deemed the change a loss of a good role model for boys. This begs the question: can't boys have a female role model? And can’t girls have a male one? We discuss this and more with Asha Ganesan, a PhD Candidate at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney.
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs