Kids Want More Female Superheroes, New Study Finds

BBC America and the Women’s Media Center have released a new study showing that girls want more female characters in film and television. By surveying a wide range of children between the ages of five and 19, the study found that every demographi…

BBC America and the Women’s Media Center have released a new study showing that girls want more female characters in film and television. By surveying a wide range of children between the ages of five and 19, the study found that every demographic group expressed a desire for more female leads in the sci-fi and […]

Media Coverage of Sexual Assault, #MeToo, Is Rising

The number of articles on sexual assault has increased more than 30% between May 2017 and August 2018, according to a study of the content of headlines, bylines, and articles on 15,228 pieces of news conducted by the Women’s Media Center. When ar…

The number of articles on sexual assault has increased more than 30% between May 2017 and August 2018, according to a study of the content of headlines, bylines, and articles on 15,228 pieces of news conducted by the Women’s Media Center. When articles focused solely on the#MeToo movement are added, total coverage has increased 52%, according to […]

Study Finds “Little Progress” For Women In Percentage Of Non-Acting Oscar Nominations

A new study from Women’s Media Center has found “little progress” for women nominees in this year’s non-acting Oscar race, with 77% of all behind-the-scenes nominations going to men.
“Despite a concerted push by women and their allies to achieve greater representation for females in all parts of the film industry,” the report states, “the percentage of women barely inched up to 23% from 20% last year in the 19 major non-acting categories that feature writing, editing…

A new study from Women's Media Center has found "little progress" for women nominees in this year's non-acting Oscar race, with 77% of all behind-the-scenes nominations going to men. "Despite a concerted push by women and their allies to achieve greater representation for females in all parts of the film industry," the report states, "the percentage of women barely inched up to 23% from 20% last year in the 19 major non-acting categories that feature writing, editing…

Emmy Nominees Still ‘Nowhere Near Parity,’ Study Finds

Despite on-screen roles for women beefing up this year — and despite public pushes for pay equality seeing positive results — women are still “nowhere near parity” when it comes to behind-the-scenes and below-the-line Emmy nominations, reports the Women’s Media Center. According to the WMC’s annual analysis of the Emmy nominations, there was no overall… Read more »

Despite on-screen roles for women beefing up this year — and despite public pushes for pay equality seeing positive results — women are still “nowhere near parity” when it comes to behind-the-scenes and below-the-line Emmy nominations, reports the Women’s Media Center. According to the WMC’s annual analysis of the Emmy nominations, there was no overall... Read more »