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Gender Wage Gap Debate Reignited

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In addition to the #MeToo movement, there’s another conversation taking place in Hollywood. It’s about equal pay and it got traction after reports of especially lopsided pay on a movie. As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reports, the disparity is not just felt in Tinsletown.

Detected Closed Captioning: Really When Kevin Spacey Was Booted From the Movie All The Money In The World Christopher Plummer Was Recast In His Role Which Meant They Had To Reshoot scenes Michelle Williams Quickly Agreed Even Waiving Her Standard Fee But Mark Wahlberg’s Contract Did Not Cover Reshoots And According To USA Today He Refused To Do It Unless He Got Paid reports Say She Made $80 A Day For The Reshoots While Wahlberg Made A Reported One And A Half Million Dollars Last Year forbes Put Wahlberg As The Highest-paid Actor At 68 Million Dollars While The highest-paid Actress Oscar Winner Emma Stone Was At 26 Million Last Month A network Host Katt Sadler Quit After Learning Her On-air Male Counterpart Was Making Nearly Twice As Much It’s Reflective Of Society Values Men More Than Women It’s Hurtful It’s Too Much This Going On In The World In All Areas On The Streets Of New York City Women And Men Weighed In On Their Experiences And You Think It’s Happened To You Personally In The Past Yes Over The Years I Think It Has Well I’ve Worked Recent In My Last Job Women Or Making This Said This Men Only In The Fashion Industry I Think What You See That Women That Models Will Get Paid more Than Men Models Other Than That I usually Feel Like Women And Get The Short End Of The Stick According To The 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report At The Current Rate Of Change The Workplace Gender Gap Will Not Be Closed For Two Hundred And Seventeen Years There’s This Societal Expectation That Women Are Not Going To Be aggressive Or Ambitious And When They Act In Those Ways They’re Penalized Bryce Covert Is An Independent Journalist Who Writes About Women The Economy And Politics She Says A Big Roadblock For Women On The Road To Equal Pay Is Lack Of Transparency About Salaries What Are Other People Making what Are They Asking For And I Had A Disadvantage As For Closing The Gap She Says It’s A Tough Path To Navigate And Should Be Case-by-case But You Have To Look At Negotiating With What Position You’re In With Them Maybe What Evidence Do You Have Or Case To Make Rate You Deserve More Pay Than You’re Getting well She Adds If You Don’t At Least Ask You Could Be Leaving Money On The Table you May Recall Earlier This Month Along Iceland Went Into Effect Making It Illegal To Pay Women Less Than Men Employers There Must Prove They Pay Men And Women In The Same Jobs Equally Otherwise They Risk Fines Maurice Christine Great Points There Alice Thank You

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