How does Hollywood depict women in war movies?

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A recent study by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media showed that globally, there are 2.24 male characters for every one female character in movies. Not great news for gender equity advocates. But neither are the stereotypical roles women are often asked to play in movies. 

For our Teach Her series, we took a look back through some classic and not-so-classic war movies to see what roles women tend to play. Turns out, there are about four. And they're pretty predictable. 

  • The sex object
  • The nurse
  • The wife/mother left behind
  • The badass/savior

What women's roles in war movies are we missing? Join the discussion using hashtag #TeachHer or in our Across Women's Lives Facebook group.

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