Actress and mother, Geena Davis, has set up an institute to investigate and report on the gender imbalance in the media. While watching preschool programs and G rated movies with her kids, she noticed that male characters outnumbered female characters, and decided to investigate. See her findings here.
And her institute here.
Here are their recommendations:
RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON THE RESEARCH
1. G-rated movies and certain TV categories need more females as main characters, minor characters, narrators, and in crowds.
2. G-rated movies and certain TV categories need more characters of color, especially female characters of color as main characters, minor characters, narrators, and in crowds.
3. G-rated movies need to create more female characters with aspirations beyond romance.
4. G-rated movies need to create more women and girl characters that are valued for their inner character, too
And we all know that a woman has never won an Academy Award for Best Director. Maybe this year...
Good the see this issue is getting some attention.