Other Research & Resources
Below are links to other third-party research and resources on the topic of gender and children’s media.
- DGA Report Finds Director Diversity in Episodic Television Remains Static.
The Directors Guild of America released a report analyzing the ethnicity and gender of directors hired to direct primetime episodic television across broadcast, basic cable and premium cable.
- Are there unspoken rules about how boys and girls should act on social network sites? Students explore "boy codes" and "girl codes," and discuss the extent to which they shape people’s online identities and relationships. Read More…
- NYC Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem Geena Davis Institute supports the city’s campaign to Improve young girls’ self-esteem and body image. Read More…
- TV Writing Remains a White Man’s World, WGA Study Finds. Women comprised 30.5% of TV writing staffs during the 2011-2012 season, compared with 25% in the 1999-2000 season, according to a study released this week by the Writers Guild of America West. At the current rate, it will be another 42 years before the percentage of TV writers who are women is proportionate to the population, the study noted.
- The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California 2013, Prepared by Mount St. Mary’s College. As part of the continuing commitment to support the well-being of the women and girls of California, Mount St. Mary’s College has produced this second Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California.Read the Full PDF Report
- 2013 WMC Status of Women in US Media Report The Women’s Media Center released its first report on the status of women in media in 2012. Read the Full PDF Report
- USC Sundance Study Barriers for Female Filmmakers Exploring the barriers and opportunities for independent women filmmakers. Read the Full PDF Report
- Academy Award-nominated Movies Lack Females, Racial Diversity according to a new USC Annenberg study by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, with Marc Choueiti and Stephanie Gall. Read the Press Releaseand Full Report
- The Women’s Media Center 2012 Report on the Status of Women in US Media shines a light on the gender disparity in media. Read the Press Release and Full PDF Report
- Girl Scouts: Girls and Media Research
- "Shake It Baby, Shake It": Media Preferences, Sexual Attitudes and Gender Stereotypes Among Adolescents from Tom F. M. ter Bogt, Rutger C. M. E. Engels, Sanne Bogers & Monique Kloosterman
- Equal Opportunity Objectification? The Sexualization of Men and Women on the Cover of Rolling Stone from Erin Hatton, Mary Nell Trautner
- Gender Oppression in Cinematic Content from Dr. Stacy Smith at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication
- Asymmetrical Academy Awards from Dr. Stacy Smith at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication
- Research from the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film (SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film)
- Reflections of Girls in the Media from Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation
- Sexualization of Girls is Linked to Common Mental Health Problems in Girls and Women from the APA
- 2006 Research on Teens & Media from the Womens Foundation of California
- International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI)
- Media’s Effect On Girls: Body Image And Gender Identity from the National Institute on Media and the Family