New Study Finds Women and Girls Underrepresented and Oversexualized in Media


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 here (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.