TV’s Backwards Progress

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One would hope that there has been steady progress in terms of the presence of women writers in television, but a recent San Diego State study suggests quite the opposite.

Their Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film quantifies the gender breakdown annually. The number of women writing for television’s broadcast network has actually been cut if half since the 2006-7 television season. Could it be that diversity was more of a priority in the past decade than it is now? Maureen Ryan asks seasoned television writers to find out why this backward-progress has happened.

(via BookBeast)


Sam Riley is the Editorial Assistant at the Rumpus. Also, a humor enthusiast and science supporter. She currently resides in San Francisco, CA. More from this author →