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Surprise! Women Are Still Under-Represented in Media

Ms. summarizes the Women’s Media Center’s second annual report on “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media”, and the results are not going to make you feel happy.

The lack of women on screen is a decades-old problem, as male characters have outnumbered female characters 2 to 1 since 1950. And behind the camera, the “Celluloid Ceiling” is still a problem. Less than 10 percent of the directors of the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2012 were women, and women make up only 18 percent of the behind-the-scenes film workforce.

Prepare to be discouraged, unless you get most of your TV from The CW.