October 10, 2019
(va) Geena Davis
Disney is on the path to fully embracing Equality.
The Walt Disney Company will use a new artificial intelligence application to “spellcheck” scripts for gender bias in a new partnership with actress Geena Davis.
The collaboration, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, will involve a new AI tool called “GD-IQ: Spellcheck for Bias,” which was developed at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.
GD-IQ is intended to analyze the text of a script to determine the balance of male and female characters and whether the mix is representative of reality, according to the trade publication.
What do they mean “representative of reality”?
Where are all these powerful, kick-ass females in reality? Certainly not in the army.
Where are all the female mercenaries?
Where are all the female revolutionaries?
Where are all the female inventors?
“Kick ass women” is literally less representative of reality than all of these black scientists we see in Hollywood films. Black scientists, rare as they may be, are at least possible. A kick-ass woman is actually impossible, as any fat middle aged man could beat the shit out of even the highest level female MMA fighters.
If Disney wants to talk about representation, then it shouldn’t matter what percentage women are of the total population. They should look into what percentage of women are in the fields they want to portray, doing the kind of things they want to portray. Otherwise, they’d have to have male princesses and stuff like that to achieve this “balance” they speak of.
But it’s not about accurately representing anything, of course. It is about social engineering. It is about making people used to the idea of women being just like men and men being just like women. It is about Equality.
The tool also can discern the numbers of characters based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other groups.
Davis made the announcement at a recent gender inclusion summit in Auckland, New Zealand.
“I’m very proud to announce we have a brand new partnership with Walt Disney Studios using Spell Check for Bias,” Davis reportedly said onstage.
The Thelma & Louise star runs the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a group she founded in 2004 to advocate for gender representation in Hollywood.
“There’s one category of gross gender inequality where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed absolutely overnight — and it’s onscreen,” Davis said at the New Zealand event. “The very next project somebody makes — the next movie, TV show — can be gender-balanced. We can make this change happen very fast. In the time it takes to create a new show or a new film, we can present a whole new vision of the future.”
Wait. Now this Vagina Davis is talking about presenting a new vision of the future?
Wasn’t this about determining if the scripts’ gender balance is “representative of reality”?
Do they want to represent reality or do they want to change reality?
Which one is it?