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September 23rd, 2011
05:44 PM ET

Geena Davis on politics: "Every woman gets so focused on and ends up representing the whole gender"

Actress and activist Geena Davis is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Saturday, and she talks about how female politcians are treated differently than their male counterparts. "It is because it's so rare. We have to get to a point where it's completely normal," she tells Piers Morgan. "We have to get to where it's just as likely for a woman to be a president a sa man and we're not anywhere close to that yet. So every woman gets so focused on and ends up representing the whole gender."

Davis also discussed the gender inequality in movies. Watch the full interview on Saturday at 9pmET/PT – also on the show, the cast of "The Good Wife."

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  1. Marie

    I have ALWAYS respected and admired Morgan Freeman's work. He seems an intelligent, caring and talented human being. Tonight, I cannot believe how naive he is, also.

    Contrary to his beliefs, many (not just Republicans or "Tea Party" activists/ some even voted for him (dissapointed Democrats)) do not like Obama because he is not representing our people as a whole. If he did, he would make decisions based on how US citizens respond to information (ie:no war in M.E.). Does O-man not get on the web? He might find more reality there than on the White House lawn.

    This has nothing to do with racism. Morgan; it appears as though you, sir, are living in a bubble(your ego) or consider: you are the racist .... GROW UP!

    September 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Truth hurts

    This is not news to anybody who has eyes, ears, and a brain behind said eyes and between said ears....... it's simply fact.

    Alan Greenspan even notes the blatant migration of southern conservatives from the Democratic to Republican party after the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed. Age of Turbulence pg 246.

    It's like this: Not all Republican/t#*d party'rs are racist.... but you can bet that all racists are Republican/t#*d party'rs. It is what it is.... I lived in the south for 15yrs, racism is alive and well today to a far, far greater extent than Californians will ever comprehend.

    September 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Terry wilson

    Why would you belittle Gina davies comments about women. She commented on how the movie industry should show more women and you commented that the thing that would work would be for her to be brought back as a fictional character. Again a man in the industry not help with the portrare women. The show is not a series of opportunities to make a joke or make yourself look good.

    September 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. John Brinkmann

    I watched the interview-clearly Piers admires Geena's work and talent as an actress-Conversation brought up a past TV series where Geena played the role of being the first female president-I never saw the show but this provided Piers the well scripted lead-in to query Geena for her take on potential 1st female presidents-and surprise surprise-the obvious "tea party bashing" ensued–"snicker snicker–ha ha"

    So strip away all the BS and the point is very clear-If your a member of the tea party, your an idiot–and should you be Geena "liberal" Davis, your a bright articulate person with highly respected opinions on political issues.

    Comparatively, Piers went about ripping Christine O'Donnell a new one when she appeared on his show, and had every intention of doing so by relentlessly asking loaded questions-all the while as such the case with Geena Davis, tosses softball questions to complete with jolly good smarmy chuckles

    Come on Piers-are you capable of non biased interviewing-or are you nothing more than a Maddow in sheep's clothing?

    September 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Susan Hess Logeais

    We are shaped enormously by the media we are exposed to. It turned us into good consumers after World War 2 in an effort to strengthen capitalism, and it has us at each other's throats, arguing about bias in news coverage when we should be asking why such a small percentage of the population is getting rich while everyone else is struggling to survive.
    It's time to wake up and realize how we are being manipulated, and that sidelining women is part of the tactic. The countries that have close to equal numbers of men and women in elected office are doing well why the rest of the world suffers. And companies that have equal numbers of women in positions of control do better than companies that have only men in charge.
    Time to stop getting caught in useless bickering and see the bigger picture!

    September 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Miss-Representation

      Susan Hess Logeais daid: It's time to wake up and realize how we are being manipulated, and that sidelining women is part of the tactic. The countries that have close to equal numbers of men and women in elected office are doing well why the rest of the world suffers. And companies that have equal numbers of women in positions of control do better than companies that have only men in charge.
      Time to stop getting caught in useless bickering and see the bigger picture!

      EXCELLENT POST! That captures exactly the way I see it, and although I am trying my best to raise sons as decent human beings, every time I turn around their being indoctrinated into the cultural void of sidelining women as unimportant, manipulable. See the report :http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report.aspx to understand the devastating effects.

      December 31, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Miss-Representation

      Susan Hess Logeais said:" It's time to wake up and realize how we are being manipulated, and that sidelining women is part of the tactic. The countries that have close to equal numbers of men and women in elected office are doing well why the rest of the world suffers. And companies that have equal numbers of women in positions of control do better than companies that have only men in charge.
      Time to stop getting caught in useless bickering and see the bigger picture!"

      EXCELLENT POST! That captures exactly the way I see it, and although I am trying my best to raise sons as decent human beings, every time I turn around their being indoctrinated into the cultural void of sidelining women as unimportant, manipulable. See the report :http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report.aspx to understand the devastating effects.

      December 31, 2011 at 5:40 am | Report abuse | Reply

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