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New research reveals male characters far outnumber females, pointing to 'symbolic annihilation of women and girls.'

Dan Gould
  • 6 may 2011


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This article titled “Study finds huge gender imbalance in children’s literature” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 6th May 2011 13.21 UTC

From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the Cat in the Hat, Peter Rabbit to Babar, children’s books are dominated by male central characters, new research has found, with the gender disparity sending children a message that “women and girls occupy a less important role in society than men or boys”.

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