• Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020
  • Last Update : 05:45 am

'Game of Thrones' women drowned out by men

  • Published at 09:00 pm May 22nd, 2019
Game of Thrones
People gather before the screening of final episode of Game of Thrones on 20-meter-high screen at RZD Arena in Moscow, Russia on May 20 |

A record of more than 19 million US viewers watched the series finale this week on HBO, a unit of AT&T’s Warner Media , the cable channel said

“Game of Thrones” may have been lauded for strong female characters but men still took the limelight with about three quarters of speaking time, according to a new analysis of the blockbuster television series.

Men spoke roughly three times as much as their female equivalents - and they dominated the final season most of all, according to a report by data research firm Ceretai.

“The results were actually worse than we expected,” Matilda Kong, the chief executive of Germany-based Ceretai, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“It tells us that it does not really matter how women are portrayed as strong or that they have power: what they think and what they say is still not (seen as) important.”

“Game of Thrones” has been praised for showing tough female characters but also faced criticism for scenes of sexual violence and brutality against women.

Women had about a quarter of speaking time in the first series of the show, the analysis conducted for the BBC found, reaching a peak of just under a third in the penultimate seventh season before dropping to 22% in the final season.

A record of more than 19 million US viewers watched the series finale this week on HBO, a unit of AT&T’s Warner Media , the cable channel said.

The speech data was compiled using artificial intelligence to identify whether a male or female was speaking. The system’s accuracy is about 85% so the exact split may be slightly higher or lower, said Ceretai.

Women are known to be consistently under-represented on screen. They took only 40% of all speaking characters in US prime time television in 2017-18, according to research by San Diego State University.



65
64
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail