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Must-Know Sexism In Hollywood Statistics [Current Data]

In this post, we highlight stark statistics that shed light on the prevalent issues of sexism and inequality in Hollywood. From high rates of sexual harassment and assault among women to the significant gender wage gap and lack of equal representation in award nominations, the data paints a concerning picture of the industry. These numbers call for a critical examination of the systemic challenges faced by women in Hollywood.

Statistic 1

"94% of women in Hollywood have experienced sexual harrassment or assault."

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Statistic 2

"Only 5% of films nominated for film awards between 1990-2018 had equal nomination consisting of men and women"

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Statistic 3

"The gender wage gap in Hollywood is 25%, with women earning US$1.1m less than men with similar experience."

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"The male to female ratio in Hollywood is 2.3 to 1 and actresses earn 24.8 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn."

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"94% of women in Hollywood have experienced sexual harrassment or assault."

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"Women in the US spend an average of 249 minutes a day watching live TV, and 47% of women watch or stream TV shows every day."

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"The gender wage gap in Hollywood is 25%, with women earning US$1.1m less than men with similar experience."

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Statistic 8

"94% of women surveyed in the entertainment industry have experienced sexual harassment or assault in their careers."

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The statistics presented paint a stark reality of the prevalent gender inequalities and issues of sexism in Hollywood. The high rates of sexual harassment or assault experienced by women, the lack of equal representation and pay parity, coupled with the significant male dominance in the industry, highlight the systemic nature of these problems. These findings underscore the urgent need for actionable change and greater accountability within the entertainment industry to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for all individuals involved.

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1 – womensrepublic.net/hollywoods-shocking-record-of-sexism/

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2 – observer.com/2022/01/gender-bias-hollywood-celluloid-ceiling/

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Logo of 4 – bbc.com/culture/article/20180508-the-data-that-reveals-the-film-industrys-woman-problem

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womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-Thumbs-Down-Report.pdf

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