The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has recently issued a report of the results of studies conducted about gender in media. The results can be viewed (PDF). Among them:
Study 1: G-rated movies from 1990-Jan. 2005:
- Fewer than one out of three (28%) of the speaking characters (both real and animated) are female.
- More than four out of five (83%) of the films’ narrators are male.
- 85.5% of the characters in G-rated films are white, 4.8% are black, and 9.7% are from “other” ethnicities.