Conclusion: Moving Beyond Numbers to Make Change Happen
The final chapter draws together the arguments of the book, summarizing and reiterating the key findings into conclusions about why gender inequality is so unshakably ingrained in screenwriting work in the UK. It makes arguments for how to make real change a possibility. It moves the conversation forward, from ‘where are all the women?’ to how can women have the value of their stories recognized? From what women must do, to how can film work be more women-friendly? It proposes that we need not only more women, but a diverse range of women, as both screenwriters and employers and in all key roles. In this way, we can start to trouble the binary gendered assumptions that inform our films, our culture, and our lives.
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