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Women make up only 29% of all movie characters

The Herculean Effort Taken By One Group To Show Hollywood Is Sexist. "In dissecting the top 100 grossing films each year, Smith and her team have analyzed a total of 26,225 characters in 600 films for gender, body type, age, race and more. In their most recent annual review, released in July, they found that in 2013, only 29 percent of characters were female, and a mere 28 percent of the films had a female lead or co-lead." [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 3, 2014 - 53 comments

girls and technology!

WYNC's Manoush Zomorodi investigates the gender gap in tech and computer science, and finds a number of people working towards bridging that gap, from childhood to university: completely restructuring a required computer science course to make it more welcoming to female university students, celebrating women in computing history (and recognizing that computer science wasn't so male-dominated, and making children's books and toys (even dollhouses!) for kids to explore programming concepts on their own. She also noticed that the majority of female computer science students in the US had grown up overseas - possibly because computer science isn't a common subject in American high schools. This is slated to change: a new AP Computer Science subject is in the works, with efforts to get 10,000 highly-trained computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools across the US. If you want to join Mindy Kaling in supporting young girls entering computer science, tech, and coding, there's a lot [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 16, 2014 - 70 comments

Math is Hard!

Inspire Her Mind [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Jul 3, 2014 - 12 comments

Right Behind Burundi

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Gender (Wage) Gap Some good and bad news from Time.
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Nov 12, 2013 - 22 comments

...with numbers like these — why would women want to work in games?

"The next time someone tells me that men and women get paid equally for their talents in the game industry, I wanted something to link to them." [via]
posted by griphus on Apr 4, 2013 - 53 comments

"You can't think your way out of a paper bag. You've got to act your way out."

Will young men ever grow up? 'They're often called lost boys, the many young men' in Canada, 'who keep postponing adulthood.' 'Social scientists are trying to figure out why their numbers keep growing.' 'In the past, marriage and family were markers of adulthood, writes Michael Kimmel in his book Guyland, but in a world where young women put off children for careers, where job security is a thing of the past and their parents' values hold little allure, young men can postpone adulthood almost indefinitely.' [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Jul 6, 2011 - 289 comments

Gender Gap Report 2009

Gender Gap Report 2009 - The U.S. in a lowly 31st position. The United States, which prides itself on civil rights progress during the past half century, fell four spots from last year to stand at 31st place behind Lithuania and ahead of Namibia, according to the World Economic Forum, a nonprofit group based in Switzerland. Melanne Verveer, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues, said at the launch of the report in New York: "In many ways we've been a model ... but we also have a ways to travel." Iceland and three other Nordic countries lead the world in gender equality, according to a report released on Tuesday by the World Economic Forum. [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Oct 27, 2009 - 61 comments

The gender gap

The gender gap : do women make less wages due to discrimination, or is it their own choice? Or a combination?
posted by owillis on Dec 13, 2000 - 3 comments

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