The women are achieving the highest positions of a country, such as the Brazil, Chile, Germany, where they govern million people. Moreover, they get awards in the arts, literature and other areas. There is a lot of effort to promote women in the world, but U.S. film industry remains stagnant, according to research. The percentage of female characters in the highest grossing films remain the same in about fifty years.
However, the representation of women in movies is not good. That shows that the Gender Prejudice Without Borders publication: A Survey of Female Characters in Popular Movies in 11 countries, conducted Gender Bias Without Borders
Although women form about half the world’s population, the 5,799 speaking characters or named on screen, 30.9% are female. If movies are action and adventure, this share is even lower: they are 23% of speaking characters. In relation to the protagonists, only 23.3% of the plots had a girl or a woman in the lead role.
Furthermore, adolescents are likely to be presented as young adults. It is common that women are represented as thin and attractive. Skinny men are 15.7% of the total analyzed, but the participation of thin women reaches 38.5%.
Further, 12 movies or 10% of the sample had a “balanced cast” or featured girls/women in 45%-54.9% of all speaking roles. Given that females represent 49.6% of the population worldwide, 8 we might expect to see more girls and women on screen.
If visibility is currency, then females have little to spend. This limited representation varies significantly by country, story genre, and content creator gender.
Three countries did not have one female protagonist in their sample of films. China featured the highest number of gender-balanced movies, followed by Korea, U.K., Brazil, and Germany. Six countries did not have any films with gender parity. Summing across the indicators, Korea seems to be outperforming its peers in their sample of 10 films.
Females were over two times as likely as males to be shown in sexually revealing attire (24.8% vs. 9.4%), thin (38.5% vs. 15.7%), and partially or fully naked (24.2% vs. 11.5%)