Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 12:06pm
MEN OUTNUMBERED WOMEN 3-1 IN FILMS
[SOURCE: Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media]
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media released a study showing that for every 2.71 males across G-, PG-, PG-13, and R-rated films only one female character exists. They also discovered that in G-rated films, those deemed acceptable for viewing by young children, animated females are more likely to be shown in a thin and sexy light than live action females. The research found that two types of females often frequent film: the traditional and the hypersexual. Females were over five times as likely as males to be shown in alluring apparel (which was defined as tight or revealing clothing designed to accentuate and/or arouse interest in a character's body shape or size) and were roughly three times as likely as males (10.6% vs. 3.4%) to be shown with an ideal body.
* Gender Stereotypes: An Analysis of Popular Films and TV