According to the Global Media Monitoring Project the percentage of women included as news subjects only increased from 17 percent to 24 percent between the years of 1995 and 2010. Only 4 percent of the news stories published online challenges gender stereotypes while 42 percent reinforce them. Men are thus heard and read about three times more than women in print, radio and television. One can therefore argue that the work of feminist media activism organizations to improve women representation seems to be well needed. Internet has had a positive effect on the women’s debate and has increased the information spread, but in order for change more people need to take a stand. Do you want to get involved?
If you want to read more about the inequalities in media’s representation we recommend you to take a look at http://whomakesthenews.org which has conducted a huge research about women’s representation in media and if you want to learn more about why representation in media is important you can visit http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/!