Friday, May 5, 2017

An "Unfairest of Them All" Bloglet

This is going to be short and sweet, but ... in our sixth episode, The Unfairest of Them All, we talked a lot about a report from the Women's Media Center and promised a link to it.

So, here you go: click here to access the full report. There's so much amazing stuff here, including:
The only film in the top-grossing
2,500 movies of all time with
100% female dialogue
  • How men dominate news coverage
  • How more men than women write and direct for TV and film
  • How women are sexualized on screen, as compared to men
  • How this "female hypersexuality" can be broken down by race/ethnicity
  • The percentages of executive producers, producers, editors, and cinematographers who are female (hint: it's a low number)
Also that breakdown of the top 2,500 movies of all time by how many lines are spoken by women and by men can be found here. In addition to that data, this report includes:

  • How often women play lead roles
  • Percentage of dialogue according to age (for both men and women)
  • An analysis of over 30 Disney screenplays, broken down by gender
If you're a feminist, a data nerd, or just a fan of pop culture, this all makes for some fascinating reading. Enjoy - and thanks for listening! A new episode drops every Tuesday, wherever you stream or download your podcasts.

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