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  3. September 11, 2018

Female Representation on TV Continues to Decrease

By InHerSight

The number of women in front of and behind the camera have declined even more this year. In the 2017-18 year, women accounted for 40 percent of all speaking characters on TV programs, 2 percentage points less than the 2016-17 year. The amount of women behind the camera working as creators, writers, directors, etc., has also decreased by 1 percentage point from last year. Martha Lauzen, executive director of San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, said, "We will see these behind-the-scenes employment disparities reflected at the Emmys, and ultimately there will be fewer women on stage being celebrated for excellence in their respective craft areas. It's a vicious cycle of underemployment which results in less recognition which, in turn, reinforces skewed gender ratios behind the scenes."

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