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Geena Davis Criticizes Seth MacFarlane for 'We Saw Your Boobs' Song at Oscars

March 05, 2013 07:36:19 GMT

The 'Thelma and Louis' actress says that the 2013 Academy Awards' host disgraced women with his routine, especially those who were being honored.


Geena Davis Criticizes Seth MacFarlane for 'We Saw Your Boobs' Song at Oscars
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Geena Davis criticizes Seth MacFarlanes joke at the 2013 Academy Awards, saying that his routine at the event was disrespectful to women, especially those who were being honored. Davis stated that MacFarlane's routine overshadowed the win of "Brave", an animated movie about a skillful female archer.

Davis addressed MacFarlane's joke in front of the members of California Assembly in Sacramento. She was present as one of 11 Californian women who were honored for their achievement. Davis said, "It's a shame that that triumph was enveloped in an awards ceremony containing disrespect for women, but it helps illustrate how tone-deaf we can still be regarding the status of women." Davis commended "Brave" as a movie that set positive examples for girls.

The 1988 Academy Awards' Best Supporting Actress winner is the chairwoman of state Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The commission is focused on areas of women and families in the military, in business, health and safety, education, and gender equality in the media.

On the same occasion, Davis said that they had a long way to create gender equality, especially toward young women. The actress quoted a female basketball star who once described playing basketball as her second nature, just like breathing. "Every girl in California should be able to pursue a dream that's as natural to her as breathing. We need to support them to make sure they have the messages and the tools to get there," Davis said.

Davis is not the only one who has slammed MacFarlane for his "boobs" song at Oscars. Last week, two female state politicians sent a letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, asking the Academy to condemn MacFarlane for degrading women.

At the February 24 ceremony, MacFarlane quipped about attractiveness of women, performed a song about boobs, and referenced several rape scenes with topless actresses. However, the Academy defended MacFarlane, saying that it was "creative freedom."

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posted by I\'m a Woman on Mar 07, 2013
And I agreeeee with the man below me! (lol) I hate feminism because it's just bullshit. AS A WOMAN, I did not find his song offensive at all! It was simply an example of people could take offence to, if you were watching the damn show. We DID see your fucking boobs. It's not like you're a thirteen year old girl who was raped on film and we're laughing about it. All those actresses made the conscious decision to bare their breasts in a movie, and Seth was just doing his thing. Halle Berry was mentioned in the song, she said she enjoyed the song. And Charlize Theron was too, and she's friends with Seth. So everyone needs to stfu.
posted by I\'m A Man on Mar 06, 2013
Jesus Christ! I'm so sick of this "disrespectful to women bullshit". It talked about boobs giggle giggle. I hear feminist women all the time talking about how they should be able to breast feed in public without feeling awkward because the boobs are just another body part and not a big deal, but then low and behold the feminists are pissed off because the guys were making boobs not a big deal. The truth of the matter is modern day feminism is not about equality, it's about superiority. I agree women are still not making equal wages which is wrong, but they want to be treated better, not equally. If a women sang a song called I saw your penis at the Oscars I gurantee you not one man would have been offended, they would be too busy laughing.

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