The report also breaks down in grim detail how women characters are more likely to be younger; more likely to be deprived of an occupation, goal, or leadership position; and less likely to be in any sort of leadership position. But perhaps the most upsetting revelation of the study is—much like the numbers of women working behind the scenes—the number of women represented on screen is actually *worse* than it was about 10 years ago. In 2002, 16 percent of characters in mainstream films were female.
Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the red planet — a striking image that shows our home planet as a bright light in the Martian sky.
“Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.” — Carl Sagan on Pale Blue Dot
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