Pay Equality In Hollywood

Or anywhere for that matter.  According to the AAUW (American Association of University Women) the current pay gap between men and women is about 80%, or women earn about 80 cents on the men’s dollar. However that all changes when you take a look state by state.

The state of California sits at 86% statistically according to the AAUW study, however from those Sony hacked e-mails back in 2015, it appears Hollywood is at more like 30 cents on the dollar. In a recent interview with Marie Claire (February 2017 issue), Oscar winner, Natalie Portman reveals how she felt when she realized “No Strings Attached” co-star, Ashton Kutcher was paid 3 times as much. “ I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been” said Portman.  Read about the interview here.

As of January, 2016, California has been under the “Fair Pay Act,” which enables employees to freely ask their employers how their wages compare to others in comparable positions, including those at different physical locations of the same company.  I wonder how Hollywood is handling that one?

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