Let’s talk about sex…ism

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.

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Mila Kunis is just great. I think she beautiful, funny, a great mother, and well rounded. Better yet, she stands up for herself and what she believes in. She wrote an open letter addressing the sexism in entertainment. I love how she ends this letter by saying “I will work in this town again, but I will not work with you.” Mila Kunis is a prime example that when women stand up for themselves they can accomplish great things! Good for you!!!
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And in this Upworthy article Emmy Rossum demands equal pay and basically demands retroactive equal pay. Hell yes! I’ve never seen the show Shameless but according to this article, she is a big part of the show, which is starting its 8th season. She’s won awards for her role and she has even directed a few episodes. She plays a major role in this television show; it sounds like they can’t afford to lose her. It seems like the producers would be idiots to not honor her request. If/when they do it will pave the way for other women to come forward and demand equal pay.
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There are so many more cases of famous and influential women standing up for what they believe in and I think it’s so incredible. We need more women willing to stand up for themselves. It will only make the world a better place when we are all equals. ❤

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