In 2011, only 11% of protagonists in films were female.
Between 1937 and 2005 there were only 13 female protagonists in animated films…All of them except one had the aspiration of finding romance.
Women are about 37% of prime-time TV characters (they are 51% of the U.S. population). Women 45 and older are only 15% of prime-time TV characters.
Women own only 5.8% of all television stations and 6% of radio stations
Women hold only 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing, and advertising)
Girls between 11 and 14 see on average 500 ads a day.
The Miss Representation documentary is so eye opening in regards to the perpetuation of the male gaze in mainstream media. Particularly, seeing how women were treated on the news, both as subjects and as anchors, was appalling.