Indian women filmmakers have often struggled to break into Bollywood. But streaming services, as elsewhere, have created new opportunity.
“Japan is a very male-dominated society still and in these circumstances it is difficult for women who are victims of violence. But I think it is slowly changing thanks to Shiori and others,” Hanada says. “The discussion has begun.”
“It’s still rare to find women in head coaching jobs,” she says. “It’s assumed that men are better until women prove themselves. There’s a cultural bias.” Women coaches account for just seven percent of licensed soccer coaches (of all levels) worldwide, according to FIFA data from a 2014 survey.