See Jane 2019

An Analysis of Representations in Film and Television

HISTORIC GENDER PARITY FOUND IN CHILDREN’S TELEVISION

Executive Summary

Since 2004, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a project of Mount Saint Mary’s University, has advocated for greater inclusion in entertainment media through cutting-edge research and advocacy. The Institute is moving the needle on intersectional gender representation by working directly within the industry, with a particular focus on children’s entertainment. This report analyzes representations of gender, race, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities in popular entertainment media in 2018. We examine characters in children’s television shows, children’s films, and popular films. Here are our key findings.

GENDER

Children’s Television

Children’s Films

Popular Films

RACE

Children’s Television

Children’s Films

Popular Films

SEXUALITY

Children’s Television

Children’s Films

Popular Films

DISABILITY

Children’s Television

Children’s Films

Popular Films

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IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT