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WATCH: The High and Very Low Points of the Media's Treatment of Women in 2013

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 6, 2013 at 1:28PM

The Representation Project has created a four-minute supercut of how women fared in the media over the past year. It begins with the high points -- because there were many -- and then moves on to the low points, as a sharp reminder that striving for gender equality must remain a top priority. Watch below.
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Cover detail of Malala Yousafzai from the 2013 TIME 100 issue
Cover detail of Malala Yousafzai from the 2013 TIME 100 issue

The Representation Project has created a four-minute supercut of how women fared in the media over the past year. It begins with the high points -- because there were many -- and then moves on to the low points, as a sharp reminder that striving for gender equality must remain a top priority. Watch below.

Hat tip: Upworthy.

Plus, check out these graphs from the New York Film Academy that examine how women have fared in film over the past five years.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Women in Film


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.