Crashing the Boy’s Club: Women Speak Out About Gender Inequality in Animation
Women don't receive the same opportunities as men do in animation, and they're finally speaking out about it.
“According to Cotugno, CalArts subtly encourages men in story and women in design. Her classes were generally gender-balanced, yet it was “primarily guys who would get known for being great storytellers,” she said over Skype. Female students would be rewarded for color or graphic choices, which Cotugno termed “the pretty part.” “Many women would start out thinking they wanted to storyboard and decide against it, saying, “I can’t really articulate why but I just don’t feel good about it.’”