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Superpowering girls: Female representation in the sci/fi superhero genre

Not Enough Infographic 09 17 2018

What are the roles for women and girls in science fiction and superhero films and television? Are they visible? Are they powerful? Are they inclusive? What does their representation, voice share, presence — or absence — mean to the stories that shape our imaginations of who we are and what is possible?

These are some of the questions we approached in a series of reports that BBC America and the Women’s Media Center will release over the next few months with a goal of expanding both the diversity and representation of women and girls in front of and behind the camera. “SuperPowering Girls: Female Representation in the Sci-Fi/Superhero Genre,” our first joint study, looked at how the depictions of women on screen impact young women and girls.

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