A survey conducted by the Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality has found that women throughout the entertainment industry and across every demographic are faced with “every form” of bias and discrimination as they navigate their careers.
The commission, chaired by Anita Hill, released its survey concerning bias in the entertainment industry three years after its formation, as the #metoo and #timesup movements raised awareness and in Hollywood. While the trends it has uncovered aren’t that surprising to anyone familiar with the industry, the breadth and depth of the problem as revealed by the survey data is shocking.
The report opens with a stark summary:
“Those who are underrepresented across the entertainment industry (women/non-binary, people of color, LGBTQ identifying, and individuals with a disability) continue to face significant bias. On average, underrepresented groups reported experiencing two to three times as much bias as majority men.”