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