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  1. AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND MUTED GROUP THEORY

  2. THE MUTED VOICES OF ISLAMIC WOMEN • HEARD MARCH 8, 2005 • THEIR DEMANDS ARE BEING HEARD STILL !

  3. 60 MinutesFocus on: Hirshi Ali • Film: “Submission”

  4. 60 MINUTES TV SHOW SUBMISSION • A DUTCH MOVIE – BY THEO VAN GOGH/ • Written by – Hirshi Ali • FILM ABOUT MIS-TREATMENT OF ISLAMIC WOMEN BY ISLAMIC MEN • THE FORCE BEHIND FILM – SOMALI REFUGEE WHO ROSE TO BECOME AN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE DUTCH PARLIAMENT– HIRSHI ALI

  5. MUTED GROUP THEORY • CONCERNED WITH POWER AND HOW IT IS USED • BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT LANGUAGE IS CULTURE BOUND • BASED ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT MALE DOMINATION HAS CAUSED MALE-BIASED LANGUAGE TO EVOLVE WOMEN ARE LEFT OUT OF THIS MEANING CREATION PROCESS

  6. THREE ASSUMPTIONS • THE WORLD IS PERCEIVED DIFFERENTLY BY MEN AND WOMEN. • MEN ENACT POWER POLITICALLY, WHILE SUPPRESSING WOMEN’S IDEAS AND MEANINGS FROM GAINING PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE. • WOMEN MUST CONVERT TO MALE LANGUAGE IN ORDER TO BE HEARD.

  7. AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND MUTED GROUP THEORY BLACK WOMEN DECISION MAKERS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION INDUSTRY PIONEERS WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE

  8. BLACK WOMEN WHO OVERCAME • FACED SAME BARRIERS TO THEIR SUCCESS AS OTHER WOMEN –AND MORE: • HAD DIFFICULTY EXPRESSING THEMSELVES IN MIXED GENDERED/MIXED RACE GROUPS– AT FIRST • UNDERSTOOD MEN’S MEANINGS EVEN AS MEN FAILED TO UNDERSTAND WOMEN’S MEANINGS • WERE CHALLENGED BY THE DIFFERENCES, ACROSS RACE AND GENDER, IN HOW THEY EXPRESSED THEMSELVES • ROSE TO THE CHALLENGES

  9. BLACK WOMEN DECISION MAKERS IN ENTERTAINMENT • 1960S • 1970S • 1980S • 1990S • 21ST CENTURY

  10. BLACK WOMEN DECISION MAKERS IN ENTERTAINMENT • 1960S • 1970S • 1980S • 1990S • 21ST CENTURY

  11. AT THE DAWN OF THE 21ST C. • UNEVENLY AND IN SMALL NUMBERS, BLACK WOMEN MADE THEIR WAY TOWARD THE TOP IN ENTERTAINMENT FIELDS • INCLUDING CABLE AND BROADCAST TELEVISION

  12. AT THE DAWN OF THE 21ST C. • UNEVENLY AND IN SMALL NUMBERS, BLACK WOMEN MADE THEIR WAY TOWARD THE TOP IN ENTERTAINMENT FIELDS • INCLUDING CABLE AND BROADCAST TELEVISION

  13. BROADCAST TELEVISION

  14. BROADCAST TELEVISION

  15. SUZANNE DEPASSE

  16. SUZANNE DEPASSE

  17. BROADCAST TELEVISION DEBBIE ALLEN

  18. BROADCAST TELEVISION DEBBIE ALLEN

  19. BROADCAST AND CABLE TELEVISION • MANY OTHERS: • MARA BROCK AKIL • TYRA BANKS • EUNETTA BOONE • YVETTE LEE BOWSER • MICHELLE LISTENBEE BROWN • TRACEY EDMONDS • WHOOPIE GOLDBERG

  20. BROADCAST AND CABLE TELEVISION • MANY OTHERS: • FELICIA D. HENDERSON • SUSAN FALES-HILL • SARA FINNEY JOHNSON • WINIFRED HERVEY • ERMA-ELZY JONES • JADA PINKETT-SMITH • VIDA SPEARS • ANDREA WILEY • OPRAH WINFREY