“What were in effect doing is training children to see that women and girls are less important than men and boys. Were training them to perceive that women take up only 17 percent of the space in the world,” she says. “And if you add on top of that, that so many female characters are sexualized, even in things that are aimed at little kids, thats having an enormous impact as well.”

-Geena Davis, founder of The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

via Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women : NPR.