Let’s talk about sex..ism.
It’s alive and well in our culture today. It’s not just in the media and entertainment. It’s alive and well in our schools, workplaces, social situations, and religious institutions.
I am all about leveling the playing field for men and women. I find it commendable when famous people, high ranking people, or people of power stand up for equality and fight sexism. There are a handful of women in the entertainment business who actively fight for equal pay and to that I say, kudos. I applaud you for standing up for yourself and what you feel is fair. Damn, right you deserve equal pay. Damn, right you deserve to be treated equally to that of your male costars. And to the men that stand up for their women costars, kudos to you. I know it can be daunting but you are doing the right thing, no matter what others around you seem to think.
There are few articles that prompted this post and I want to briefly touch on each one.
An Upworthy article about Emma Stone has both positive aspects and negative ones. It touches on the fact that sexism is still alive in the entertainment business and Emma Stone has dealt with it first hand. However, the end of this article completely ruined the rest of it for me. It says “…for every woman who appears scantily clad on a magazine cover, a man must follow in a similar getup. See how much they like only seeing that reflection of themselves in the world. At least that would somewhat level the sexist playing field.”
Now how in the world does that idea help anything or anyone? I just find it so silly to think that putting half naked men on magazines would change the way the world thinks about women. That’s not equality to me.