The US boasts over 12 million riders, with the number of women in this group ranging from twenty-five per cent to nine per cent. But in the UK, the figures are far fewer. Female skateboarders are still a silent, invisible minority and skating in the wider public consciousness remains a ‘guy’s sport’. Another area that is mainly male dominated is gaming. Sources also tell us that sexism and sexual harassment is a big part of the gaming culture.
This documentary aims to figure out why women hesitate to participate in male dominated activities. We focused on two main aspects, skateboarding and gaming. An academic researcher we spoke to, told us about the science behind it. We found out what encourages women and what holds them back from joining in.
Presenter: Sarah Perry
Director: Heidi Merrony
Producer: Gopika Madhu
Cameraman: Elin Raudoy
Editors: Gopika Madhu and Heidi Merrony
Special thanks to:
Lvl Up Gaming &