19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women
A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally
There are more “non-humans” on TV than women. Talk about unequal gender representation in the media.
This information is a decade old. The article this quote comes from was written in 2004 and the source they cited for the statistic was published in 2003 by a conservative parents’ advocacy group and is no longer available, so we have no idea what the parameters were. I’m not saying women aren’t underrepresented in television, because they TOTALLY are. So are pretty much everybody except white dudes. I’m just saying take this quote with a grain or two of salt.This statistic may still be the case, but it seems unlikely given what I know of television today.