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Equal Representation of Women in TV/Film Drama

Petition published by Equity on Feb 06, 2009
6624 Signatures 
Target: BBC,ITV, Channel4, Channel5

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Petition for Equal Representation of Women in TV/Film Drama

What's the story on TV tonight ... that women are the minority sex with a reduced shelf life?

By adding your name to our online petition you can help change this.

Sign this petition by clicking on the blue button below. WE NOW HAVE OVER 10,000 SIGNATURES. PLEASE FORWARD THIS PETITION TO YOUR FRIENDS/RELATIVES/ CONTACTS AND DON"T LEAVE IT TO OTHERS TO SPREAD THE WORD. (We also have over 3,600 signatures on a parallel paper petition, which brings the TOTAL NUMBER OF SIGNATURES to OVER 10,000).


Over half the viewing public is female, yet in TV drama for every female character, there are two male characters - (36.5% female roles to 63.5% male roles).

Whilst leading parts are frequently played by male actors over 45, women in this age group start to disappear from our screens.

The message this sends to viewers is distorted and distorting. We call on all the major UK television channels to take action to correct this imbalance.

The Equal Representation of Women in TV/Film Drama petition to BBC,ITV, Channel4, Channel5 was written by Equity and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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