Women Are Vastly Underrepresented in On-Screen Workforce
Our chart illustrates the results of the report regarding the portrayal of females in the on-screen working world. It shows that women are vastly underrepresented in the fictitious workforce and that female characters in prestigious occupations are a rarety in movies. Of the 3,306 fictional characters working a job across the sampled films, only 22.5% were female. Considering that women comprise 39.8% of the global workforce in the real world, it seems fair to say that the film industry does not adequately reflect the progress that has been made in terms of professional gender equality.
This chart shows how women are portrayed as part of the working world in movies.