Do women in film have a harder time than men?

Blogger, screenwriter and producer Stephen Follows is doing a tremendous work with different topics around the film industry, focusing on the data and statistics which reveal what’s going on.

„I figured that asking outright “Is the film industry sexist?” would create a skewed result so I used a sneaky method to get closer to the truth. I presented one group three general statements and then a similar group were show the same three statements but mixed with a fourth statement about women having a harder time in the film industry than men. Both groups were asked how many of the statements they agreed with in total (0, 1, 2, 3 or 4). By comparing the two sets of results we can deduce the average effect of the additional gender statement.“ Stephen Follows