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).
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
There is a law that says women need to be paid equally and that law is not being enforced. 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.
Claim #3: Ratios of women and men in Films. Context: The ratios of men and women in film that we see as in the background or the supporting roles are more men than women. Evidence: In an article USC Anne berg associates professor Stacy L. Smith asserts that: “in a survey of the top 100-grossing movies of 2009 –including “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” “Harry potter and the Half Blood Prince” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” – researchers found that 32.8% of the 43,342 speaking character were female and 67.2% were male, percentage identical to that of top-grossing movies of 2008” (Keegan 1). Reasoning: The fact that there are less women being cast in the film is also the reason why there are being paid less because the film industry thinks that women are not important or are inferior and this is the part of the reason why there are less women in the film audience or supporting characters Evidence #2: In an article, Mary Sollosi who is a part of Film Critics argues that: “Sexism is still alive ridiculously few films being made with female protagonist, that there are even fewer being helped by directors” (Sollosi
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. Also known as adult entertainment, this industry alone bring in over 10 billion dollars annually.
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.
In our society today, women are treated differently because of their gender, are not given raises that commensurate with their station and often make less compensation than men. 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.” The belief the reader can draw from the previous statement is that Atticus thinks women to not be intelligent or capable enough to understand complex scenarios.