Bad news, sexism! Geena Davis is here to MURDER YOU WITH A BOW AND ARROW. The actress wrote a column for the Hollywood Reporter this week in which she outlined her two-step plan to fix gender inequality in Hollywood. And it's great.
Based on extensive data compiled by her Institute on Gender in Media, Davis explains that for every female character in family films (i.e. films informing the development of America's future adults), there are three male characters. Crowd scenes are only 17% female; one study found that men have come to perceive that 17% ratio as 50/50. Those disparities, Davis writes, have been the same since nineteen-forty-fucking-six. "Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there," she continues, "even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture."