Gender Pay Essay

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According to the latest Forbes list of the 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 combined earning $456.5 million, actresses are paying less than their male counterpart. Jennifer Lawrence, who earned $46 million as the highest paid actress last year, only ranked six if she was an actor. It is hard to image in Hollywood where people fight for the inequality and woman '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. From industrial situation, gender discrepancy, patter of payment and social opinion aspect, we can find out why is there a gender pay…show more content…
Social opinion does not pay attention to the problem of the gender pay gap. On the one hand, some people think that the gender income gap does not even exist, and women should stop unnecessary complaints. Especially for Jennifer Lawrence, they attacked her for that a person with five or six income figures has no right to complain that her income is lower than that of other men. Another perspective is that it is vulgar to talk about money. For instance, Perry told Forbes that she believes women fear being considered heuristic. “I am not here to brag, I am here to inspire other females.” On the other hand, racial income discrimination, age discrimination and income discrimination have received more attention. Chris Rock siad: "You hear Jennifer Lawrence complaining about getting paid less because she 's a woman—if she was black, she 'd really have something to complain about." Some people think the gender pay gap is not a problem. while some hold the idea that we can solve it later. In that case, actresses are hard to fight for

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