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).
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 and why more actors need to speak up about this problem.
It tries to sell women a fake sense of empowerment, for example using symbols and slogans of women’s liberation movement on clothes and in advertisements. 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
A Definition of Justice Equality is the well-known problem faced by women. It is the issue of how women have been treated differently from men who act as if they have a higher social position. Besides the equality issue, there is another problem faced by many women: mental abuse at home. The husbands are not literally abuse their wife, but how they act have made their wives live in agony. Subsequently, when the women as the oppressed party who have been treated unequally cannot demand such abuse to be punished since it is not written in man’s law, they will seek their own justice.
The documentary Miss Representation perfectly mirrors my thoughts and opinions regarding the inaccurate representation of women in the media and under-representation of women in influential positions. It was evident to me through my analysis of the documentary and my observations of the portrayal of women in the media that money is the contributing factor of not only the success of women in this country, but it is also our downfall. Money has prevented us from breaking down the barriers between women and the rest of society which has led to the media stereotyping women and undermining our abilities. Men aren’t subjected to the same criticism that women are in the workplace, films, television, social media, and their homes. Men have the power and respect in society and it seems that power derives from money.
Her actions and words are considered vulgar by people at that time. She is the heroine Jane Austen made to criticize the society. Elizabeth did not dressed fancifully to try and keep up her appearances in social events. She does not really care about appearances or getting married. All of these are against the decorum of that time.
Unequal treatment towards opposite gender: The society who believes in gender decontamination do not treat men and women equally, it draws a boundary around women while men are free to do any thing they want to do and there are no boundaries for men. Woman are restricted to follow a particular pattern which is designed for them by society i.e men. There are feminists working in favor of woman and fighting for their rights. Misogyny: Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.
This highlights how stereotypes of women always wanting to have children or that women should settle down have limited many women’s ability to get a job. Furthermore, I disagree with these stereotypes, because they lead to frequent disrespect towards women. As I described, I was taught that only ladies would earn respect, and this stereotype has kept me and many others from doing things that may seem crude for a woman. This has influenced everything from the way I dress to when I speak, as I do not want to lose respect for being seen as promiscuous or
Some biases seem to be that women deserve less than men due to their lack of competence. This issue stems from deep-rooted stereotypes and has caused many problems. By paying women equally the homeless population decreases. Also, reputable companies compensating men and women equally will create a greater pool of skilled and talented people to choose from when hiring. Because the Equal Pay Act already exists, requiring companies to offer an equal salary to men and women for similar jobs, companies that actually follow this rule will face fewer negative legal consequences.