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Is it Sexist for Child Actors to be Nominated for Adult Categories?

24 Oct

3rd. article in our 6 week series on Hollywood Politics Inside & Out

Is it sexist for child actors to be nominated for adult categories? The goal of this article is to acquaint mainstream developmental psychology with a popular cultural event; The Academy Awards.  Why? I don’t believe it is necessary for the public to experience this cultural celebration in an intellectual vacuum.  Bringing the two events together might help us uncover a number of oversights sustained by contemporary customs. Many notions about gender and adolescence though wide spread, may not have been thoroughly researched.

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