#GAReads | Study reports children's television reaches gender equality; other media still has work to do
In the organization's latest report, released Tuesday, it looked at more than 3,800 leading, supporting and minor characters and found significant progress.
"We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of female leads/co-leads in children’s television shows — from 42% (2008) to 52% (2018). This is an historic finding of gender parity in the most prominent characters in children’s television," the report says.
In fact, in children's TV, the report says female characters accounted for 55% of screen time and 50.3% of speaking time and that the parity was achieved back in 2011.