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Despite Leading the Box Office in 2017, Women Made Up Less Than a Quarter of Lead Film Roles, Down From 2016

2017 was, in many ways, a standout year for women in film. Female protagonists dominated the box office and they did so in movies marketed specifically towards women. But overall, the number of female leads in films last year was lower than in 2016, with women making up only 24% of sole protagonists.

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Study Shows Women’s Employment In Prime-Time TV Has Plateaued; Overwhelming Percentage Of Female Characters Still White, Young, & One-Dimensional

Can I get a KNOPE?

It helps your statistical chances for a "successful" career if you're a white actress who hasn't hit 30 yet and doesn't mind playing a non-speaking character with an easily "identifiable marital status," and no--that's not me being cynical. Those are the boob tube facts.

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Let’s Get Mad: Center for Study of Women in TV and Film Releases 2013 Findings on Female Characters

Oh Hollywood

Just a couple months ago, the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film released their report on the gender ratios of Hollywood's workers, discovering that the ratio of women to men in various behind the scenes roles such as editors, writers, cinematographers, composers, and special effects supervisors has not changed more than three percentage points in sixteen years. That was pretty disheartening, but theoretically, men should be just as able to craft female characters that don't play to stereotypical tropes as women are at creating relatable male characters. So how did that go?

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