Hollywood is STILL sexist: Study reveals women spent half as much time on screen

Mail Online | 10/17/2019 | Milly Vincent For Mailonline
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Hollywood movies still feature men far more often than they do women, a study has found.

Despite efforts to increase diversity in top-flight movies, women still only get around half the screen time afforded to their male colleagues.

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South Korean researchers who studied 20 Hollywood movies and 20 South Korean flicks found women got 56 per cent as much time on screen as men.

And a vast majority of the women were considered young, while men were various ages.

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Women were also predominantly pictured in the home or standing near furniture, while men were often beside cars, the study found.

A research team from KAIST University in South Korea used an AI-trained computer to scan through the faces on screen in the nearly two dozen films.

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Professor Byungjoo Lee, who led the study, found not only a lack of screen time for women, but a lack of character depth to them.

When female characters did have screen time they often displayed stereotypical ideas of womanhood, more often expressing heightened passive emotions than male characters, such as sadness, fear, and surprise.

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In contrast, male characters in the same films were more likely to demonstrate active emotions, such as anger and hatred.

Females were tracked by the software to be pictured with cars 55 per cent less time than men.

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They were also pictured with furniture and inside the home 28 per cent more of the time.

Professor Lee said, 'Our research confirmed that many commercial films depict women from a stereotypical perspective.

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'I hope this result promotes public awareness...
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