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Actress Mila Kunis is done with compromising, “or being compromised” – as a woman as well as by society as a whole and calls out her sexist producer in an open letter. It is surprising that in today’s day and age, women are still being told what to do from their male counterparts. It seems that even in the year 2016 (soon to be 2017) women are still battling this age old problem called ‘sexism’. Gender equality is slowly progressing, but, the door is still open for debate on issues such as whether a woman should be paid equally to their male counterparts, or if they should just stay home and take care of the children. Unfortunately, these various forms of inequality are still prevalent.
“Blind gender biases are embedded in every facet of our life. They are reinforced by our educational institutions: men dominate the figures we study in history, the luminaries of math and science and technology about whom we learn, and the authors of political discourse we are taught to revere. We are inundated with tales of male superiority that blind us to the architecture of our own relationships. The very word “blind” informs us of everything. No one gets upset when a blind person bumps into a wall, but the wall does not cease to yield force”.
For most women, adhering to workplace standards and practices transitions into being degraded or sometimes left out just because of their sex. Let’s put it out there, sexism is not okay, however, it still happens and unfortunately for the most part women everywhere are choosing to stay with their employers simply because they need an income – even in light of all of the knowledge and education avliable.
This isn’t just happening to regular people, but to celebrities too! High paid, presumably equally regarded celebrities like Mila Kunis who admits to taking her clothes off and even doing things she did not enjoy just because she felt the need to, as a woman – how does that even happen? Are we just conditioned to believe that gender bias exists only to women as a whole, or are we blinded by the fact that we haven’t been told or presented facts on what is actually happening? Perhaps we are afraid that we can never provide for our families, or that we will be fired if we speak up. Whatever it is, women are being compromised.
I am so glad to see that strong female examples like Mila Kunis, are opening up the doors and windows for women everywhere – because the reality of it is that we need someone on somewhat equal ground to do this – it won’t happen easily, but it looks like it is a foot in the right direction.
Read Mila’s latest public letter ‘You Will Never Work In This Town Again’
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