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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jul 11, 2019.

Tiffany Haddish On Gender Pay Equality: 'Ask for the Guy Fee'

Tiffany Haddish On Gender Pay Equality: 'Ask for the Guy Fee'

Tiffany Haddish was interviewed as part of Variety’s Power of Women feature, a series of profiles on influential actors, activists, screenwriters, producers and beyond about their work in 2018. Most of the conversations centered on what’s next for #MeToo one year out from the Weinstein allegations and the progress of Hollywood in general, which Haddish touched upon, but it’s her no-nonsense...

Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 11, 2019.

Viola Davis Wants to Remind You That the Hollywood Pay Gap Isn't Just About Gender

Viola Davis Wants to Remind You That the Hollywood Pay Gap Isn't Just About Gender

Viola Davis is ready for folks to focus on the pay gap between white women and women of color in the entertainment industry.

Davis is the cover star of the September issue of Variety, looking fly as usual. In the cover story, Davis spoke at length about her upcoming heist thriller (Widows), natural hair, her rough upbringing, and Hollywood’s tendency to get stuck in a very white rut.

Widows was...

Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Jul 10, 2019.

Gender Pay Audit at the BBC Reveals a Greater Gap Than the U.K.'s National Average

Gender Pay Audit at the BBC Reveals a Greater Gap Than the U.K.'s National Average

In 2017, BBC Worldwide was forced by the British government to reveal the salaries of its top stars after a senior editorquit over pay disparity, exposing an astonishing pay gap between the male and female faces at the network. An organizational audit has just revealed it’s even worse than suspected.

UK companies with 250 employees or more have until an April deadline to publicly share...

Frida Garza Frida Garza Jul 08, 2019.

Patricia Arquette Says She Still Makes Less Than Her Male Co-Stars Because of 'Bullshit Structure'

Patricia Arquette Says She Still Makes Less Than Her Male Co-Stars Because of 'Bullshit Structure'

Remember the time Patricia Arquette made Meryl Streep stand up at the Oscar and shout “Yes! Yes!” by talking about ending the gender pay gap in Hollywood? That was over four years ago, and producers are still giving Arquette poor deals and finding new and creative ways to pay her less than her male co-stars.

In a new interview with the Daily Beast, Arquette says she’s chosen not to take on...

Emily Alford Emily Alford Mar 15, 2019. 2 comments

Berlin Women Will Get a Pay Gap Discount on Public Transportation 

Berlin Women Will Get a Pay Gap Discount on Public Transportation 

But only for one day.

Berlin has one of the biggest discrepancies between male and female salaries in all of Europe, with women earning 21% less than their male counterparts. In order to highlight the issue, women traveling on Berlin’s busses, trams, and metro will pay 21% less for tickets on March 18, Germany’s Equal Pay Day. The slogan for the “Frauenticket” awareness campaign is “Mind the...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jan 24, 2019. 18 comments

Gina Rodriguez Stumbles Again Over Race Disparities in the Pay Gap

Gina Rodriguez Stumbles Again Over Race Disparities in the Pay Gap

In November, while participating in a roundtable discussion with Emma Roberts, Ellen Pompeo, and Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez clumsily addressed the racial inequalities within the gender pay gap and applied them where it does not translate: her rarified world in Hollywood. “I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay, especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of...

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Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Dec 18, 2018. 2 comments

The Gender Pay Gap Will Close in Just 202 Short Years

The Gender Pay Gap Will Close in Just 202 Short Years

Exciting news from the Global Gender Gap Report: Women are on track to earn the same amount as men in...202 years.

The report, released on Tuesday by the World Economic Forum, found that gender disparity overall—meaning across politics, work, health, and education—has actually improved slightly and that parity will be reached in just 108 years. Great! If you have a daughter RIGHT NOW, there’s...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Dec 03, 2018. 23 comments

New Report Suggests Americans Want Gender Equality in the Workplace, Not So Much at Home

New Report Suggests Americans Want Gender Equality in the Workplace, Not So Much at Home

According to a Pew Research Center study, more and more Americans are in support of gender equality in the workplace—maybe just not at home.

The survey, which pulled from polls conducted between 1977 to 2016 with 27,000 participants across generations (Silent, Boomer, Gen X and Millennial), mostly confirmed what we’ve always known to be true: women perceive differences between genders to be...

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Whitney Kimball Whitney Kimball Oct 15, 2018. 12 comments

Claire Foy on The Crown Wage Gap: 'There Was a Big, Fat Dirty Secret Nobody Was Talking About' 

Claire Foy on The Crown Wage Gap: 'There Was a Big, Fat Dirty Secret Nobody Was Talking About' 

Claire Foy never wanted her role on Netflix’s The Crown to be remembered as an example of wage discrimination, but she didn’t have much choice. She says that after two years of working on the show, she was “deeply hurt” to discover the “big, fat, dirty secret” that her co-star/supporting character Matt Smith was making about $13,000 more per episode, news which one of the producers admitted...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Sep 27, 2018. 2 comments

Mindy Kaling Says Keep Shaming White Men in Hollywood About the Pay Gap, It's Working

Mindy Kaling Says Keep Shaming White Men in Hollywood About the Pay Gap, It's Working

Mindy Kaling said in an interview with Variety (at the Palisades Village opening gala in L.A.) that she’s seen “an enormous amount of change” in gender parity in Hollywood recently, which if true, is a nice development in an otherwise bad news cycle that is threatening to make me lose all faith in institutions.

The threat of getting called out and slapped with a discrimination lawsuit is a...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jul 29, 2018. 19 comments

Cumberbitches, Your Leader Says He Will Only Accept Roles That Pay Women Co-Stars Equally

Cumberbitches, Your Leader Says He Will Only Accept Roles That Pay Women Co-Stars Equally

Benedict Cumberbatch, who you might know as the hot wizard Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War and other various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wants all the Cumberbitches to know that he recognizes the gender pay gap.

Cumberbatch told Radio Times in a recent interview, “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Look at your quotas. Ask what women are...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Jul 27, 2018. 13 comments

Michelle Williams Will Earn Equal Pay for Her Role in the Bob Fosse TV Series

Michelle Williams Will Earn Equal Pay for Her Role in the Bob Fosse TV Series

Michelle Williams is set to star with Sam Rockwell in a limited run FX series based on the life of Bob Fosse and his third wife/muse/lovahhh Gwen Verdon. This is wonderful news for me, a Fosse stan, and even better news for Williams, who’s reportedly getting equal pay alongside her male co-star.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the project is based on Sam Wasson’s doorstopper biography Fosse,...

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Harron Walker Harron Walker Jul 12, 2018. 5 comments

The BBC Narrows, Does Not Close, the Pay Gap Among Male and Female Presenters

The BBC Narrows, Does Not Close, the Pay Gap Among Male and Female Presenters

The BBC has narrowed the pay gap between male and female presenters, though disparity remains.

After making significant cuts to a number of male stars’ salaries, the British public broadcaster has reduced the male-female split among top-earning talent from 75/25 in 2017 to 60/40, per Deadline. Fourteen women now earn more than £200,000 annually—which is double the number of women doing so...

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Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Jul 06, 2018. 7 comments

The BBC Has Reduced Its Gender Pay Gap

The BBC Has Reduced Its Gender Pay Gap

The British Broadcasting Corporation has reduced its gender pay gap to to 8.4 percent, which isn’t quite where it should be (zero), but is still a step in the right direction. In total, the difference in men and women’s pay fell by a fifth in the last year, The Guardian reports.

The median gap at the company fell from 9.3 percent to 7.6 percent, while the mean pay gap fell from 10.7 percent to...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jun 30, 2018. 6 comments

BBC Settles with Senior Editor Carrie Gracie Over Gender Pay Gap

BBC Settles with Senior Editor Carrie Gracie Over Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap at the BBC and the ongoing conversations to fix it have dragged on for at least a year, starting with the revelation that nearly two-thirds of their employees who made over £150,000 were men. Across the board, men made, on average, 9.3% more than women doing the same job. BBC director general Tony Hall promised he was on top of the issue  and in January 2018, when it was...

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Whitney Kimball Whitney Kimball Jun 24, 2018. 18 comments

Report: Having It All Is Unlikely

Report: Having It All Is Unlikely

Further propping up women’s case to prove that the problem isn’t our illogical brains , the New York Times has compiled watertight evidence showing that workplace pregnancy discrimination is pandemic. We know this in the United States, the only industrialized country without paid maternity leave. Mothers around the world know this from the extensively-researched motherhood penalty including...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Jun 20, 2018. 14 comments

Thandie Newton Says She Felt Resentful When She Realized 'Men Have Been Paid So Much More'

Thandie Newton Says She Felt Resentful When She Realized 'Men Have Been Paid So Much More'

The recent public awareness around the wage gap in film and TV seems to be having an effect, as studios move to rectify years of institutional sexism and unfair pay standards. Naturally, this is fantastic news. What sucks for the women in Hollywood is learning precisely how much more the men have been making, and having to reconcile that sobering fact for oneself.

Such was the realization for...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jun 15, 2018. 21 comments

Haim Fired Their Agent Because They Were Paid 10 Times Less Than a Dude

Haim Fired Their Agent Because They Were Paid 10 Times Less Than a Dude

In an interview with Grazia Magazine, the Haim sisters, Danielle, Este, and Alana, said despite their success, they’ve still experienced sexism in the music industry, including pay discrepancies. At one point, they even fired their agent after discovering they were making 10 times less than a male act at a festival last year.

“We had been told that our fee was very low because you played at...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope May 10, 2018. 22 comments

Patty Jenkins Got a Big Fat Raise to Direct Wonder Woman 2

Patty Jenkins Got a Big Fat Raise to Direct <i>Wonder Woman </i>2

Wonder Woman made a cake load of money, saved feminism, and most importantly, it allowed us to crown Chris Pine as king of the Chrises . And yet Patty Jenkins was still unconfirmed to direct the sequel for awhile. Now we know that not only will she be directing Wonder Woman 2—she’s making way more money for it.

According to a salary report published by Variety, Jenkins will earn “a massive $9...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman May 01, 2018. 13 comments

The Crown's Claire Foy to Receive $275,000 in Back Salary Following Pay Disparity

<i>The Crown</i>'s Claire Foy to Receive $275,000 in Back Salary Following Pay Disparity

In March of this year, Left Bank Pictures, the producers behind Netflix’s monarchy fantasia The Crown, found themselves in hot water after revealing that supporting actor Matt Smith (Prince Philip) takes home a larger salary than star Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II). I’ll spare you the details, but they argued Smith gets paid a heck of a lot more than Foy because of all the eyeballs he brings...

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