New Report Finds Black Women Least Sexualized In Film And Television


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Yesterday, USC’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative released its first ever Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity (CARD). As no surprise, film and television remain pretty White and male. And pretty sexist… According to the study’s finding, while women characters made up less than half of all speaking roles. They were also more likely than male characters to be shown in sexy attire (Females were 34.3 percent vs. Males who were 7.6 percent), with some nudity (33.4 percent vs. 10.8 percent) and be referenced by their physical appearance and attractiveness (11.6 percent vs. 3.5 percent)… Even more troubling is what the study had to say about the sexualization of women of color in Hollywood. According to the findings, female characters from “other” racial/ethnic groups, who are often viewed culturally as “exotic,” were more likely to be shown in sexualized attire (41.6 percent), shown partially (39.7 percent) and be referenced as…

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