This week, we’re all talking about the gender pay gap. This is due to the movie All the Money in the World. Where Michelle Williams was paid 1% the salary of her co-star Mark Wahlberg for the re-shoot.
The Office for National Statistics claims that the pay gap isn’t due to women taking on part-time work, which we already knew, and that discrimination ‘may’ play a part in this.
In response, Mark Wahlberg donated his earnings to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
“I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5M to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.” – Mark Wahlberg
Michelle Williams responded with her own statement, citing the activist friends who taught her to use her voice, her fellow actresses that stood with her, and the powerful men who listen.
“If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice.”
These past few months we’ve been talking about Hollywood, and not in a positive way. In the past year, Hollywood has become a hot-bed for the key issues we face again and again in the ‘real world’.
It’s got me thinking. How many of us are earning less than our male colleagues?
Today’s question of the day is all about the pay gap. Many of you must have some experience with this issue. We want to hear about it, how have you been affected? Did you ever feel like your experience was undermined?
Let’s talk, it’s a hot topic and we want to get to the heart of it.
Drop your experiences into the comments section below and let’s chat about it…
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