August 11th, 2013

blackhat

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I'm looking for the study Gina Davis cites starting about 30 May 2013 in which, "in a group if there’s 17 percent women, men think it’s balanced. If there’s 33 percent women, they think there’s more women than men."

One blog source notes, "Geena Davis, known for her role as Thelma in “Thelma and Louise” and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, commissioned a dozen studies on women in media from the Annenberg School at University of Southern California. "

I've been poking about in the Annenberg USC search engine (http://annenberg.usc.edu/search.aspx?query=women%20groups ) and have found some interesting studies, but not this one.

Anyone want to try their search fu? I may just write Dr. Stacy L. Smith who seems to be one of the prevalent authors regarding the topic.

It's a fascinating observation, and i'm very curious about how generalizable it is (just movies?) What do women perceive?