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[Aug. 11th, 2013|08:20 am]

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?


[User Picture]From: annie_r
2013-08-11 06:25 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a very interesting study, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if those numbers held up. The jobs I've had in the pharma industry have been more balanced genderwise than other industries, but if there were 1/3 women I'd perceive that as more balanced than many places. But the 17% sounds about right for men, not that I can speak for them. In a meeting room of 12, that would be 2 women.
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[User Picture]From: bobby1933
2013-08-11 11:48 pm (UTC)

balance and percentage

I tried several ways to google this without success. I would like to know if you find it.

It seems to me that the key term here is "more than." If men are saying that a group with seventeen percent women is "balanced" well that is just a perception. If they are saying that seventeen percent is fifty percent and that thirty-three percent is more than fifty percent, then that is a misperception. But i believe that could well be the case!
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From: mopalia
2013-08-12 05:41 am (UTC)
FWIW, we've had good luck looking for articles on Reddit, if you use reddit - I don't, but my daughter-in-law does, which is how I know.
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