We love to hear this kind of news for two reasons.
- It’s about time. Females make up half the people and it’s about time we started seeing more of them in a variety of roles in the media.
- It gives us lots of news to share and discuss on social media.
Conversely, we are annoyed to hear this kind of news for two reasons.
- Really? This is news? Is the existence of women actually news to the media?
- Too much of this is pseudo news. The fact that a particular actress was cast in a particular movie isn’t news: it’s an advertisement for a movie. I don’t need to elaborate about a news article about an advertisement. What are we feeding our kids.
One day, we’ll look back on this time and tell our children that when we were young people thought that boys would not want to see cartoons with girls in them, so all the cartoons had boy protagonists. Our kids will laugh in disbelief or just roll their eyes.