In the arts, discrimination continues to be a major issue. Here are some stats from Guerrilla Girls West, the conscience of the art world.
90% of Art Models are Women.
65% of Art Students are Women.
20% of Art Faculty are Women.
Nearly half (45%) of all professional artists are Women.
In “blind” art competitions (where the juror does not know who did the work) the percentage of women artists accepted is consistently close to the percentage of women who enter the competitions.
Art Museums represent an average only 15% of women artists in curated (invitational) exhibits. Minority women .003%.
Only 4% of museum acquisitions are work done by women artists.
Gender clearly over rides quality when gender is known.
Here is a link to a short article I wrote on the world’s warped perception of women in the arts: Women in the Arts: Drawing New Boundaries.