In Carey Martell’s article The Flawed Arguments About Female Discrimination in the Film Industry, Martell disputes that sexism in the industry is not due to discrimination. He explains that the pay gap between actors and actresses is not due to discrimination, but due to a number of differing factors concerning the specific actor. Yet, many females in the industry have a different viewpoint. A number of female actresses have spoken out about their pay inequality, such as Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, and Amanda Seyfried. According to the article Everything You Need to Know About The Hollywood Pay Gap, Madeline Berg states, “Diane Keaton did not receive back-end pay for her star role in Something’s Gotta Give, while Jack Nicholson did” (Berg).
But only because it has found our weak spot and is trying to cash on it. In reality it gains trillions of dollars from women’s insecurities and keeps perpetuating the harmful notion that a woman’s value is solely in her appearance. That’s why the industry doesn’t care about you and your
By paying women less, they face punishment based on gender. The gap still exists due to the motherhood penalty, lack of negotiation and employers bias. Sociologists use the term, the “motherhood penalty.” It states that in the workplace, working mothers encounter disadvantages in pay compared to childless women. It also says that women need to negotiate and speak up when they are not paid fairly.
The wage gap in Hollywood is when actresses are not being paid the same amount of money compared to men for doing the same job. Hollywood is supposed to be about equal opportunities, but with how the industry is run, males are treated better than women in regards to pay. When Forbes Magazine released an annual list of the highest paid actors and actresses of 2017 in August of 2017, there was a 43 million dollar difference between the highest paid actor and actress. In order to solve the issue, more actors should forgo part of their salaries in an effort to raise actresses’ salaries. The topics include different examples of how it effects women in Hollywood not just actors, how male actors are now starting to change how women are being treated
The “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” McIntosh begins her essay portraying the unwillingness of men to admit that they are over privileged. Even those who are willing to admit that women are at a disadvantage have a problem admitting their privilege. McIntosh realizes that this denial of privilege does not only apply to gender but to race as well. She realizes that white people including herself are thought to view racism as something that puts others at a disadvantage but have never had to considered an aspect of racism that befits them; white privilege. Although being a woman puts McIntosh at a disadvantage she realizes that by not acknowledging her privilege she is unintentionally oppressing others as well.
When a black female hears the word “work” or “job” at the age of 18 they seem to think of the normal nine to five. Maybe even working at a fast food restaurant or the movies. However there is that small percentile that thinks outside the box; they think and dream much larger because they have larger things to accomplish in their life that a fast food and movie theater check can’t cover! Those who dream that big and want it fast and right at that moment turn to one of the largest paid industries, Porn.
According to the latest forbes list of highest paid actresses and actors, we are surprising about the pay gap between actresses and actors in hollywood. The world’s 10 highest paid actresses received a total of $205 million over the last year, it seems a lot, but when comparing with the 10 highest paid actors combine earning $456.5 million, actresses are paying less than their mate counterpart. Jennifer Lawrence, who earn $46 million as the highest paid actress last year, only rank six if she was an actor. It is hard to image in hollywood, a place where people fight for the inequality and women 's rights, still suffering from gender pay gap. We cannot deny that gender discrimination still underneath hollywood in every aspect and a number of factors are accountable for the gender pay gap in hollywood.
So why are so many women (and men) hesitant to admit that they are feminists themselves? Feminism has somehow gotten a bad rep lately, mostly thanks to extremists: ‘man-haters’ and ‘bra-burners’. But these women are not feminists they are misandrists. Studies such as that done by Anderson, Kanner and Elsayegn (2009) have shown that those who don’t identify as feminists tend to be more extreme and hold more hostile views towards men. Some would say that this therefore false accusation that feminism is about hating men is a ploy used by men to reinforce the patriarchal, male-centred culture.
Women, also must often deal with sexual harassment in the workplace which leaves physical and emotional scars. As historically, in society today, women are treated unfairly in the business world because they receive less compensation than men, are
When asked by Scout why women cannot serve on juries, Atticus’s guess is that “‘it’s to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s. Besides,’ Atticus grinned, ‘I doubt if we’d ever get a complete case tried– the ladies’d be interrupting to ask questions’” (252). Atticus’s word choice displays exactly what he thinks women are, “frail”, meaning weak and delicate. In Atticus’s mind, these women are so weak that they cannot handle one “sordid” case. Atticus believes that women’s roles are not to be in the courthouse, because if they were, they would “be interrupting to ask questions.”
In 1998, a woman named Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for sexual discrimination. She realized that during her years of working for Goodyear, she had been paid thousands of dollars less than the men in working the same job as her. She sued, and the case worked its way up to the Supreme Court over the course of 9 years. Ledbetter lost, as the court ruled she did not claim discrimination within 180 days of receiving a check (“Ledbetter” 1-3). However, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was passed two years later — seemingly granting women in America equal pay forever.
Work is one of the ways we meet daily survival needs. The type of work you do determines how you are rewarded in society. Paid work is paid employment as well as, a form of work that requires obligation time. Domestic labor is the unpaid tasks involved in maintaining the household, purchasing and prepping food, and taking care of the children. It is a system that is based on love and duty, not wage.
Do you think it is fair for a person to get paid less than someone else simply because of their gender? It is unjust and unfortunately it happens right here in our country. In the United States, women are oppressed every day by receiving a lower wage than men. This is known as the wage gap. They have been mistreated this way for a long enough time already.
To be limited based on ones gender is something that should not occur. Society has evolved; however, there are still stereotypes that are persistent throughout the world about women. Even today when occupation, hours, and lifestyle choices are taken into account according to “The Gender Pay Gap Revisited: Insights from a Developing Country Context," journal article by A Kobeissi, D Jamali and Y Sidani, the “still unexplained portion of wage differentials is usually interpreted as evidence of employer discrimination against women.” While it is certainly true that women now a days have risen above the stereotypical roles they were placed in, sexism is still persistent and it is affecting the pay of women. According to the article “Will Boston