Thursday, 24 July 2014

"Women under-represented in"

It's a man's celluloid world: study finds women under-represented in film

Women 'under-represented in world newsrooms'

Women under-represented in academic medicine

Women under-represented in freelancing

Women under-represented in Lords despite new additions

Protestant women under-represented in PSNI

Report finds women under-represented at senior levels in radio

Women under-represented in NHS leadership

Women under represented in fund management


Why are women under represented in the cannabis community?

Women under-represented in UK boardrooms, says survey

Women under-represented in construction, reveals guide

Women under-represented in senior advertising jobs


Sobers said...

Odd that you never the headlines:

'Women under represented in the sewer maintenance business'


'Women failing to break in to deep coal mining'

or indeed

'Women over represented in soft office jobs, particularly in the State sector'.

Shiney said...

"Women under represented in comments on Mark Wadsworth's blog"

Mark Wadsworth said...

S, good point.

Sh, I had noticed that, it's called self-selection. Presumably women have their own blogs or use Facebook or something.

Kj said...

"Women are underrepresented among the chineese population"

Lola said...

'Women OVER represented in Lola's life' - I have a wife, four daughters, two dogs with no knackers and staff ratio of 2:1 in favour of women...

The Stigler said...

The underrepresentation of female roles is because women don't go to the cinema. Girls go to the cinema. Women will go with a man to see a film on a date. But you try and find 2 women going to see a film.

The biggest grossing film ever "women's film" (film that women like and is marketed at women) is Mamma Mia and that still was only the 5th grossing film of that year at around $600m. After that, you have The Blind Side at $300m in 2009 that didn't even hit the top 10.

Men go to the cinema. Women don't. OK, they go with a man on a date movie or to take the kids to a Pixar film, but they don't go much on their own or with friends. And unsurprisingly, film companies don't then make films.

(it also explains why Mamma Mia was a huge success - women don't watch enough movies to know a good one from a piece of trash).

paulc156 said...

After reading the last comment don't expect any women posters any time soon ;)
Tbh I used to think Lola was the sole woman posting here, which just goes to show you should never judge a book by its cover.

Shiney said...

@Mark My point exactly.

The Stigler said...


You can apply the same thing to all sorts of subjects. I haven't got the foggiest idea who the best football player in the world is. I'd probably say Suarez, because I watched a couple of world cup matches with England playing he seemed to be excellent and that's all I've got. If I cared about football and watched thousands of matches, saw thousands of players, I'd know a lot more about it.

Bayard said...

"Tbh I used to think Lola was the sole woman posting here"

No, she's called Julia, but OTOH, you can't be certain even she's not a man. "On the internet, no-one knows you are a dog".

Mark Wadsworth said...

@ PC, that's why I like Stigler's posts about sport and football and the Olympics and so on. He finds the whole thing as tedious and pointless and expensive as I do. I'm not sure there are many women who take such a keen and active interest in being bored shitless by it all.

@B, woof woof.

Bayard said...

P156, on the available evidence, The Stigler could easily be a woman.

The Stigler said...


I might be, for all you know.

My own thing with sport is that most of it is boring. Occassionally you'll see a match that's full of drama and skill and it's worth watching, but you have to see a dozen or more games of hoofing-up-the-field/scrappy goals 0-0 or 1-0 matches for every great tightly matched well-played 2-2.

It probably doesn't help that I'm not into football supporting and this video sums up my general view of that:

DP said...

Dear Mr Wadsworth

Now for something completely different ...

Men under-represented in maternity wards.

Men under-represented in lesbian relationships (except on Lesbos of course).

@ The Stigler 24 July 2014 11:37

And an excellent piece of trash it is too.

@ paulc156 24 July 2014 12:27

Likewise. Think he must be the chap The Kinks knew a song about:


Kj said...

Nope, TS is a man. A slight autistic view on economics, a free markety outlook on economics and topics in general indicates a male. The lack of interest in sports just plays into that group within males. Is my analysis.

DBC Reed said...

Autistic as regards Economics! The Sorbonne students in 2000 described all the Economics they were taught(dominated by Maths)as autistic and there have been similar revolts since.But nothing's changed nor ever will!Not until they get back to doing a bit of Economic History and realise there were theories like Keynesianism, Land Value Tax Social Credit etc that were once very influential.There is only one extant tradition now and that is a kind of Steampunk laissez faire.

Kj said...

Ley it be known that everything I claimed about TS was a compliment.