"The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture."
Post by jabimetbollywood on Dec 13, 2013 7:00:10 GMT
This is something I have noticed before (as my husband can attest from my frequent complaints about it), and I'm so glad she's spoken up about this so specifically and with the numbers to illustrate.
It's not enough to throw in one kick-a** female character, people. Please acknowledge that the world is full of all types of people, about half of whom happen to be female.
I have to admit I was particularly annoyed on this point when watching the newest Star Trek. They had a scene where a group of leaders of Starfleet are having a meeting, so it's basically a couple of the pivotal characters and then a bunch of extras sitting around a table. How hard would it have been to make half that group female? Seriously, how hard? And this is Star Trek. It was, at one point at least, supposed to be an idealized vision of how great our future could be, equality-wise. But it apparently didn't even occur to the filmmakers to throw in some more female extras and make half of that group women.
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Post by theboldandthebolly on Dec 17, 2013 0:53:28 GMT
I am glad someone else's notices what I feel like is regression, although I have never really felt like females ever had a big role in HW. (Explaining what I mean badly.) More and more they show kick but females, but they are so sexed up that it seems, to me, to overshadow the fact that they are strong individuals. And I also noticed that Star Trek thing as well. But even if they get more women behind the scenes, what would it really matter? Sex sells. I really don't think getting more women involved behind the scenes will help. What will truly change? And I ask that as a discussion point, not to be sarcastic. I am all for females doing more. I loved movies like the avengers, but I am tired of seeing the females always get second fiddle and have to be dressed in skin tight clothes in order to be in the movie. Women have to say no to that. Until they all do, I don;t see anything changing.
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