4/5/2012

Women have made little progress in the past 20 years in Hollywood, either on-screen or in important behind-the-scenes roles, said Alison Bernstein, head of the Institute for Women's Leadership, speaking this week at a Rutgers University seminar on gender and minority biases in the media and citing statistics collected from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Geraldine Laybourne, who said she created Oxygen Media to help tilt the scales in the other direction, added that women have accepted lesser roles because they are under-represented in boardrooms, politics and the media.

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