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Thursday, December 16, 2010

nothing to add here. i knew this already just by observing

The Gender Imbalance in Family Movies

by gwen,

Larry Harnisch, of The Daily Mirror, sent in a link to a story at the NYT regarding study released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media about the under-representation of women and girls in “family” movies — that is, movies rated G, PG, and PG-13. The authors looked at all English-language fictional G-rated films released in the U.S. or Canada between September 2006 and September 2009 (a total of 22 movies). They also looked at the 50 highest-grossing films for both PG- and PG-13-ratings, meaning a total of 122 movies is included in the analysis. They focused on characters that were either mentioned by name or spoke at least one word in the movie, leading to a sample of 5,554 characters. Of those, 70.8% were male and 29.2% were female.
Consistent with patterns in Hollywood in general, women made up a small proportion of directors, writers, and producers in the movies studied:........

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, duh, eh?

a rose is a rose said...

as always, we don't count. we don't have a say. we don't spend money.

wait, we DO count, we DO have a say annd we DO spend money.