Boycott TV til They Stop Selling Earth-Endangering Pseudoelection

The Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media

Dear Ms. Davis:

You are one of the world’s most famous and adored woman. We thank you for founding the Geena Davis Instiute for Gender in Media, to help the portrayal of women and girls, who you care about deeply. But if you really care about them and their future, we  want to remind you of the famous line from Thelma and Louise, “You get what you settle for”. Are you willing to settle for, and by doing so, lead other women to settle for the patriarchy-habituated situation of politically marginalized women in the United States, who are at 16% in Congress giving them a world rank of 92 if you count ties  (in this year of the 92nd anniversary of women being “granted” the vote and is also symptomatic of the deep interactive complicity that all Corporate Media, caused by delaying any coverage of this topic since around 1995. It is largely TV Media’s overall indifference and lack of real coverage of this issue which has turned the this nation into something less than Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates in representation of women, which is real human representation for men and children, as well. We have sent  letters of immediate resignation by public outrage to the vampirically overpaid male CEOs of all the major networks, whose policies in ruining the Fourth Branch of Government, have prevented and censored real coverage of this and many other related issues in any world context, causing the US to fall so abysmally behind on women’s representation and the kind of election system that will elect them, a prerequisite to solving the problems of the US and world.  But we are encouraging you, personally, to urgently come up to speed on this issue, as you have never, as far as we can tell from what is one the World Wide Web, ever personally actually written or spoken anywhere about the need for 5050 representation to be fair and wise for both women and men.  There is no statement from You that the situation is simple outrageous, intolerable and unnacceptable, and impacts on the portrayal of women and girls in entertainment as well, and on their status in culture and society, quite directly. So far, your research has not included such real experts and leaders on this issue that is so central to the survival and sustainability of the planet,  as Swanee Hunt, Marie Wilson, Riane Eisler, Michelle Bachelet,  Marilyn Waring, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, Soraya Chemaly, Amy Siskind or Paula Xanthapolou and many others who are working in this area, and men like Anders Johnsson of the New York based IPU, David Loye of the Partnershipway, Bernard Lietaer and others who would give more of the real story on this essential issue if 5050 representation of women (and the full counting of women’s work, paid and unpaid), which is now, many believe the only way to Save the Earth. You portrayed a woman President in Commander in Chief. Shouldn’t you publically endorse 5050, not for later, but NOW? If you care about girls you must learn that even the 7 year old daughter of the Ms. Foundation recently said to her mother, “I can’t be President because I am a girl.” The situation affecting every girls mother and sister means there is also no future for these girls. The impact of the decisions made without gender balance are already economically and environmentally depriving and killing the girls your foundation means to empower. Instead of remaining silent,  you must follow the lead of Bianca Jagger who said quite clearly that trying to achieve results gradually was a mistake and that “We Must Declare a Non-Violent Revolution”, speaking to women. Desmond Tutu has also called for a Revolution by women.



The problem was evident in 2001 when Senators, Democrats and Republicans/Dempublicans published their book, Nine and Counting,, which put a false front on tokenism, and which should have been more honestly titled, Why Does the US ranks 50th in Representation of Women, (which it was then) and honestly telling American women that Europe, all the Villages of India and other countries and hundreds of political parties around the world were already closing in on something closer to 5050, and under guidance from the UN, were already then many well over 30%. Now it is 2012, and the US ranks 92nd counting ties. Under these women’s co-opted leadership, the number of women in Congress is in a very low and actually going down.Its percent of women in Congress are what warlords prefer, because it causes co-optation of the women to perpetuating what is actually a dominant male agneda, and keeps the other women in line and not doing things like making peace culture.
None of the current women Senators, Dempublican Congresswomen and Party “Leaders” like Pelosi and Wasserman Schultz, and neither the First Lady or Second Lady ever talk about the US rank of 92 in any specific way. Publically, they congratulate themselves on their progress, and vaguely chirp about “more women”. They are not allowed to have specific goals.  Why? The topic is verboten by ape-male CEO’s Corporations that fund both parties, while the both Parties say they care about women, especially the “Democrats”.

It shocking, dangerous to all generations and the world, and unacceptable that the influential US corporate-patriarch-controlled media (especially television and radio), the “fourth branch of government” that the people, both female and male, must be able to access and rely on to learn about the functioning of the other three branches compared to other governments around the world, is still and has been for 17 years at least, censoring and failing to cover the story that the so-called recent elections and election upcoming have been dangerously failing women and fair men thus, real democracy itself and the world environment, because the major US parties have not followed the voluntary examples of many countries and parties of the rest of the world putting democracy-sufficient numbers of women on the tickets in free publically funded elections. Unless immediate exposure and warning is exerted now, to have this issue exposed and dealt with before and head on at party conventions, it will leave the US ranked 78th in the world (92nd if you count ties), with less women in office than Afghanistan and Iraq have, and about tied with a very corrupt and backward country, Turkmenistan in representation of women”> and once again not meeting the 1995 UN Beijing Platform for women’s minimum of 30% women in office by 2000, to protect democracy and the environment At the present rate, even if it is even maintained, it will take 70 years to reach equality, and imagine what further inroads against women’s rights and environmental disasters and wars will happen without it, almost immediately, and long before then. The US lag has been misleading the rest of the world in the wrong direction, and hampering the peace-making gender balance efforts of the United Nations and Interparliamentary Union.

We encourage YOU and everyone to urgently, immediately and passionately act to tell the story and recruit other journalists, both women and fair men, to rebel against their CEO masters, and patriarchal men/coopted women token politicians, and cover the especially important national, and (still in many places) world emergency that exists concerning this world-trend-impacting “election”, the fact that leading and deeply concerned women as well as men are planning to boycott it , which also highlights the boycott of woman’s and democracy activist Naadal el Saadawi who was followed by millions, about half of Egyptians, women and men, who boycotted the recent election in Egypt, that offered a �choice� between two evils, rather than a true choice, without true representation, particularly for women. Another Egyptian, a man, lamented the lack of Bothiana Kamel, a woman who tried to run but received no major party support, as a choice for President, in his reason for boycotting We must learn from those who boycotted in Egypt, and in the US, and this time, make it a far fuller boycott of the 51% of the American people who are female, and the largest percentage of the 49% men, who realize the government with equal representation of women in fair free elections that protect women�s rights more securely, protects the environment, and protects the 99%. indeed, the 100%, against the hierarchical sociopathic destructive “decisions” of the most patriarchal 1% that has has been destroying this region, and more, of the world. Election boycotts were successfully used in ending apartheid in South Africa  It is ironic that black history should be used to confront Barack Obama, but many observers feel Obama-Biden and the Democratic Party has not helped both women, people of color and working middle and lower class people enough in his position in a party which at the top level of leadership, many feel, is Patriarchal Corporate Dempublican. The gender-imbalanced Obama-Biden ticket is also receiving opposition from other traditional friends, labor, h and Occupy Wallstreet

Even if “Obama wins”, he will likely actually lose, as Republicans are likely to retake the Senate, and many other official offices, just as with the help of money over people, just as Walker held on in Wisconsin This means that erosion and assault on women’s rights, labor, the environment and peace will continue, even if “Obama wins”. There is no point for women, or fair men, to continue to legitmize a pseudoelection in such a self-defeating strategy. Endorsement of Obama will not protect them from mysogynist Republicans and Corporations, who will successfully attack them at every jurisdictional level. The only hope for women, and for democracy is to boycott and help others to boycott the pseudoelection, engage in pots and pans protests on a large scale at media offices for failing to cover the many examples of success of gender balance and public funding  in elections and economics in many countries and communities in the world that has let the election process failure continue this far, hold strikes, and bring business as usual to a halt in the US, the socalled leader of the free world (but at a rank of 92 for women)  until it achieves election reforms that Sweden has had since the 1980s, and are necessary now to prevent planetary environmental and economic collapse for billions of people.

A recent study showed that media spends only 6% of its time on women’s equality, and far less than even that, virtually at zero, on women’s full representation in office. The US media (and most politicians)are failing to cover how many millions of Americans, would prefer Hillary Clinton (although she may be too tied in with the male dominated corporacy that her husband secretly helps to fully stand up for herself or women)  or, perhaps even better, MANY OTHER prominent Democratic or well known pro-democracy woman, over Joe Biden as VP and a ticket of Obama and Clinton (if she is able to get her act together to stand up for 5050) or ANY woman if polled, and why there are no polls on this, and its urgent importance to the likelihood of the continued Blessings of the Almighty (who is not a sexist and is both Mother and Father to us all and wants to see humanity get beyond patriarchy and ascend to gender partnership) and an Obama real win, assuming the Democrats are not planning to just roll over as they did when they pretended George Bush and Dick Cheney were “elected”. The US media and politicians failed to cover the 1995 Beijing Conference Platform which called for a minimum critical mass for democracy of 30% women in all countries by 2000
acgd/beijingplus15/documents/15YearReviewofBPfA.pdf>, failed to cover the leadership of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi in bringing women’s representation to India via the Panchayat Raj which already serves hundreds of millions with 5050 gender balance now, and the Women’s Representation Bill still in committee in India
they  failed to cover gender parite that brought 50-50 to every city in France brought about by Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and his wife Sylvia Agacinski  Now, both the giver and the receiver of the Statue of Liberty are failing to reach the levels reached in mush of Europe, particularly because of the ripple effect of the US Gender Armageddon on other countries.

<P>The US (and similar corporate and male-dominated/female coopting media in other countries) television and radio media failed to cover the gender 50-50 in Wales National Assembly brought about by Senator Julie Morgan and her husband Prime Minister Rhodri Morgan, they have failed to cover the one women for every man ballots of the Nordic countries since the 1970′s and their recent 40% requirement for women on corporate boards, the European Parliament, under EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and others, are already undertaking to attain 5050 in corporations, Europe, many of which have caps and much lower ratios on CEO to average people’s salaries (In Germany it is $650,000) than the US. Tell the corporate media have failed to tell all the parties in Europe and worldwide that use voluntary standards and and the success of several African countries and Belgium, the Netherlands, Costa Rica and Spain and others in getting gender balance. They are not letting America know how far behind the rest of the literate world America has become, and how truly dangerous to democracy and the environment this is. They are failing to cover the 50-50 campaigns in England and Europe  American women (and fair men) are being kept in the dark by the major media and both political parties.

<P>Some American women and men are working to overcome this. but even this organization is too politically co-opted by corporate funders to demand any clear goal or 5050, and Riane Eisler and David Loye of the Center for Partnership Studies but way too slowly, because the major media and too many politicians (and some very complicit organizations which focus only on women’s reproductive rights) have been so silent about this silent national and world emergency, even ‘though there is a lot about it on the Internet: <B> The Occupy Movement Convention and Gathering in July included REvolutionary Declarations calling for 5050 gender balance and gender parity as Divinely Endowed human rights, but there has been thus far little media coverage of this critical aspect for any community, (local, national or global) decision-making, few women knew of it in time to become delegates/attendees and come to these events. But the word is getting out. Will you report on it, and the whole situation, Now?  These Declarations serve as a beckon call for a new gender balanced Constitutional Convention in 2013, gender parity in representation for women at all levels of government, public funding of elections a critical factor for women, and and many other changes that were Declared but not fully disseminated at the Occupy Movement’s various efforts in July, but are being disseminated now and  prepare for a real election after a Constituational Convention in 2013.

The media and politicians failed to cover the issue that is at the heart of everything for women, men and families, that of family leave, and the balance of love and work, compared to other countries, and don;t report on information such as these:
Family Leave Policy In the US and other nations clearinghouse Comparison Table of Family Leave Policies around the world. on Family Leave Benefits in various countries. Moms Rising On Family Leave An international assessment of family leave legislation
Nordic family leave including fathers.

<P>The US corporate media is still reporting economic news in such a way that continues a primitive patriarchal approach to economics, using the GDP instead of the more appropriate Genuine Progress Indicator, which can be even better improved to measure gender balance in political representation and includes the counting of unpaid family and community work, most of which is done by women, and the valuation of stewardship of environmental resources. The media’s  lack of gender balanced reporting on economics will cause a worldwide economic collapse that is simultaneous with environmental degradation and catastrophe. You can read more about gender balance in economics at and the sustainable future Earth could be having now as a Universal Planet , with gender balanced paradigms in economics at

<P>The silent ignorant complicity of most women journalists (and many politicians and too many organizations) in allowing the US to fall to the rank of 78/92 with Turkmenistan, and to continue to fail to have women in the Chief Executive, without blowing the whistle long ago is a testament to the power of patriarchy on women and just how easily many women still try to fit into a man’s world, and the silence of men the complicit silence of imbedded, habitual world-destroying hierarchy. Women journalists like Keli Goff’s rant on the Dylan Ratigan show, need to insist on  each other to catch up on globally responsible homework on this without blaming women voters, , who have been kept in the dark, and their is the Huffington Post, which has posted posts by Biance Jagger who said quite clearly that trying to achieve results gradually was a mistake and that “We Must Declare a Non-Violent Revolution”,

Marie Wilson and Soraya Chemaly and immediately enlist sympathetic men like Thom Hartmann and  (start the video at timer point 53.42), who also reported on Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s call for a revolution led and coled by women,</a>
Chris Hayes , http://www. , Chris Janssing and Richard Lu,  and men like Robert Reich, Bill Keller  Bob Woodward Chris Matthews–help-obamas-re-election, who clearly wanted Hillary Clinton, Carol Mosely Braun or ANY Democratic woman to be Vice President. Hillary is deeply complicit in promoting Biden instead of herself or another woman. But even these usually only brief, partial and superficial reports are few and very far between the usual legimitizing of a pseudoelection that their corporate bosses are making so much false wealth on. Urgently help them realize that much more, in fact, 5050 in free fair elections, is overdue, shame and expose the patriarchal habits and control being exerted on other journalists, politicians, and apparently too many self-defeating organizations, for not telling or investigating this whole story in any depth for years, especially the specifics on how other countries and jurisdictions gained 5050 and close to it already, and still not warning of the immanent environmental and social disaster by not telling  now on their<B> every report</B> or webblog on both parties and the upcoming “election”, the decision of many Americans to boycott it, and start real coverage of the issue of women’s representation and real democracy, and protecting earth,  and the economy (which will go into another depression

Wasn’t the earthquake damage to the Washington Monument enough of Nature/God’s warning against continued patriarchy instead of gender balance in office and decision-making? Or do we, in our gross gender imbalance, need to tempt Mother Nature and non-sexist Father Time to an earthquake the size of which struck Japan, (another still patriarchal and therefore very vulnerable, undemocratic society for women and fair men, or another tsunami that will further knock the planet off its life-sustaining balance and
Or do we have to Keystone-Pipeline -and-Frack our way into the ultimate disasters of sure Global Warming and firey infernos of chemical pollution of groundwater from the Keystone Pipeline, which is now favored by both major parties   Editorial-It-s-not-extremism-to-study-environmental-impact-of-fracking-or-Keystone-pipeline, or worst of all,  disturbing the Yellowstone Supervolcano, to get Mother Nature’s and non-sexist Father-Times’ message that we long ago needed women at all levels of office, including the Chief Executive (and men who know the value of their presence) in office to protect the environment  And what about the new nuclear proliferation in gender imbalanced countries like North Korea and Iran Do you really think Obama without a Woman, with Biden instead of a woman, on a gender balanced tickets in 2012, let alone Romney-Ryan, (and let alone pointlessly waiting until 2016), can set a proper example and  protect us from the ultimate messages to humanity about the error of its patriarchal-instead-of-partnership war culture ways, of the non-sexist MotherFatherGoddessGod? The soy and corn crops and bees, which so much of food and nature relies on for pollination, are already failing due to a combination of man-made, Congressionally lobbied oil instead of wind and solar energy policy, and genetic engineering of crops. http://www.moth  The Mayans may be right; the period just before December 22, 2012 may be our last chance to choose between
Feminine/Masculine Balance on Earth, or the final tortuous Beginning of the End Cycle of the Planet Eart WAKE UP! This is all truly at stake in the  upcoming, thus far as planned, gender imbalanced earth-endangering pseudoelection in the US. This, and many elections on earth will have to be reheld in 2013 as emergency antidotes to the damage done by accepting gender imbalance in office and economic paradigms for too long.

<p> The problem is multifaceted, The dominant male CEOs don’t want it the story covered. Many men are habituated to patriarchy because it works marginally better for men than women (until it causes Depression, War and Environmental collapse), so they leave the issue for women, and this not-so benign neglect undermines women’s self-esteem. Then women fall prey to either passivity and passive enabling, or cooptation, in which women identify with dominant male values. It needs a thorough discussion., that includes both the need for men to pay more attention to the issue, and women to oversome low self-esteem and women defeating settling for marginalization and its associated problem of lack of mutual support among women. These problems are discussed at: We do not want to list the Google Women and Men as Dangerous in these essays, but we will if there is no positive and affirmative response to this letter by September  22nd.

This problem has been going on for many, many years. The fact is,it has been going on for several millennia. It is urgently planet-endangering, truly spiritually dangerously overdue time to blow the fire whistle on this, and if need by switch to another search engine, and see women and concerned men buy no products from the Internet, (and Yahoo is no better, in all their daily news stories, that are now controlled by ABC, and never have presented and followed up with many stories on the many stories imbedde in about progress occuring in many parts of the world, but not the US. we will soon have an open letter to Marissa Mayer and the still mostly men at on that Board.) until the Google banner tells the whole truth about humanity’s need to ReEvolve, right now. A gender imbalanced Supreme Court, picked by gender imbalanced Presidents’s and Congresses, gave us Citizens’ United that has turned the American election into an auction for environment and Internet endangering gender imbalanced corporations, and this is only the patriarchal ultimate coup d’grat after the needlessly expensive, non-publically financed, winner take all instead of proportional 2000, 2004, and 2008 election debacles which all fed the coffers of the corporate media under their dangerously outmoded wealth paradigm, and produced gender imbalanced tickets in major parties in the US, in ignorance of the principles of balance and fairness.. You can urgently refer to for information about gender balance around the world and gender balance paradigms for media, and government= and gender balanced paradigms for earth-sustainable equitable economics and Genuine Progress Indicators that count all women’s as well as men’s labors (instead of all the Earth dying with the patriarchal 1% “on top” pseudoelections and Media CEO and  bankster-money corporate paradigms).

 In Network, Howard Beale knew his Network was corrupt and screamed:” I’m fed up, I’m not going to take it anymore.” You are already a celebrity and able to say this as frequently as possible about the US rank of 92 and overdue 5050, on behalf of all women (and men and children, too). .  Simply take the time to click on the links above and inform yourself. Then, talk about the issue on every show until action some truth telling comes ouf of the mouths of both the male and female politicians and coopted malfunctioning organizations and journalists who are somehow unable to find the facts about many places that have 5050 representation or are approaching it on the WWW. Most of the entertainment issues your website covers are derivatives of politically and economically imbedded patriarchy and related hierarchies, instead of balance. Organize yourself,  and tell every woman and girl not to settle for it now, and any pseudoelection, until 5050 is achieved, and patriarchy is recognized as the terminally cancerous but normalized and habituated disease that it is, now depriving little girls, as well as boys, any hope of a sustainable future on this Planet.  We hope
you will share this with Susan Sarandon as well. Thank You.


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