Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 7:00am
Media More Likely to Show Women Talking About Romance Than at a Job, Study Says
[SOURCE: New York Times 5/1/1997, AUTHOR: Dinitia Smith]
Ten years ago, Children Now released research showing that across a broad range of media, in films, in television, including commercials, and in magazines for teen-agers, women are more likely to be shown preoccupied with romance and personal appearance than they are having jobs or going to school. The study, conducted by Dr. Nancy Signorelli of the University of Delaware, for Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation, also showed that despite the fact that women make up a majority of the population, most characters -- 63 percent in movies and 55 percent in television -- were men. In music videos, 78 percent of performers were men.