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Number of women working in TV falls: There are fewer women in front and behind the camera.

Women were just 15 percent of writers on prime-time dramas, comedies and reality shows—down from 29 percent in the 2009-10 season. 

(via jessbennett)

And what it has to do with gender parity. A few statistics:

Women currently hold:

* 16.6 percent of the 535 seats in Congress

* 23.5 percent of the seats in state legislatures

* There are 6 female governors

* Of the 100 big-city mayors, 8 are women


My newest column for the Washington Post, out today, looks at the exclusion of women from special ops forces like the Navy SEALs, Delta Force and Army Rangers. I predict that the ban won’t last much longer.

Love this post. I am female and work as a radio and television traffic reporter in Sydney, Australia. Until recently I was the only female doing this job in this state. Now there are two of us. The company I work for has only ever had one female in a management role and that was over ten years ago. Brilliant! I look forward to more statistics on women in media that will piss me off!
statette statette Said:

Thanks, Sally!

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White men held 73 percent of board seats at Fortune 100 companies last year, up from 71 percent in 2004, according to the alliance, which advocates the inclusion of women and minorities on corporate boards. White women accounted for 15 percent in 2010, compared with 14 percent in 2004, while minorities made up 13 percent, down from 15 percent.

This infographic is based on a study done by the USC Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism. The study “examined the gender of all speaking characters and behind the scenes employees on the 100 top grossing fictional films in 2008. A total of 4,370 speaking characters were evaluated and 1,227 above the line personnel.”