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11 Frightening Statistics Of How Women Are Viewed In The Media (In Percents)

A definitive roast of sexism

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1. The Media Gender Gap (2015) via Women's Media Center

Top left (clockwise): Evening Broadcast, Internet, Print, Wire

Top left (clockwise): Evening Broadcast, Internet, Print, Wire

2. Print Election Coverage By Gender of Top Three Newspapers in America

3. Breakdown of election coverage by gender via Women's Media Center

In 1976, Pauline Frederick of NPR became the first female to moderate a presidential debate.

In 1976, Pauline Frederick of NPR became the first female to moderate a presidential debate.

4. Ratio of Men in Hollywood Working on Films to Women Working on Films via GMU Film & Media Studies

In 2010, director, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win best film at The Oscar's. The movie was a low-budget film on the war in Iraq entitled, The Hurt Locker.
Via GMU Film and Media Studies

In 2010, director, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win best film at The Oscar's. The movie was a low-budget film on the war in Iraq entitled, The Hurt Locker.

5. Percentage of Writers, Directors, Producers, Creators, Executives, Editors on Broadcast TV During the 2011 prime-time season (It's Only 25%) via Ms. Magazine

Only 25% were women...The most notable TV show characters of women working in the media are Mary Richard's from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Liz Lemon from Thirty Rock.
Via Ms. Magazine

Only 25% were women...

The most notable TV show characters of women working in the media are Mary Richard's from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Liz Lemon from Thirty Rock.

6. What Women Report On

7. Gender of Sunday Morning Television Show Hosts

A recent addition to the Sunday morning news show host circuit is Jane Pauley who is now the moderator for CBS News Sunday Morning.

A recent addition to the Sunday morning news show host circuit is Jane Pauley who is now the moderator for CBS News Sunday Morning.

8. Gender of Guests on Sunday News Shows via Women's Media Center

9. Tony Award Statistics

Of the 2012-13 nominating year, 50% of the nominators were women but only 8% were people of color.

Of the 2012-13 nominating year, 50% of the nominators were women but only 8% were people of color.

10. Gender Leads on Reality TV via Women's Media Center

11. Best Director of a Play @ Tony Awards

In 1998, Garry Hynes was the first woman to win best director for a play at The Tony Awards. The play was called The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

In 1998, Garry Hynes was the first woman to win best director for a play at The Tony Awards. The play was called The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

12. Now It's Your Turn!

Just look at all the women (fictional and real-life) who have raised the glass ceiling a little bit higher for women working in the media!

Just look at all the women (fictional and real-life) who have raised the glass ceiling a little bit higher for women working in the media!

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