A century of discrimination against female characters in children’s books

Only 31% of children’s books published in America between 1900 and 2000 had a central female character, according to a study by Florida State University. Well over half - 57% had a male character in the heart of the story.

Assistant Professor of Sociology at FSU, Alice McCabe, said that this “supports the belief that female characters are less important and interesting than male characters… it may contribute to a sense of unimportance among girls and privilege among boys.”

Read more at Florida State University