Not “Playing Ball” With Hollywood Racism

Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels hugging at the 2010 HRC National Dinner. Photo bootbearwdc, CC 2.0, via Flickr
  1. Sacrificing time with family, even when not being remunerated adequately. The social costs for women are higher than for men in general as women still do the bulk of childcare and yet have less leisure time, and women are not paid as much as men.
  2. Being punished by studios, directly by being revoked offers, or indirectly, by only being offered sub-standard roles.
  3. Staying quiet about the consequences of racism and sexism. The film industry already marginalises women, though minority women fare especially poorly. If they’re not reduced into exotic fetishes, they are sexualised or otherwise absent from the screen.

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Applied sociologist supporting equality & public education. Consultant @SocialScienceIn. I run @sociologyatwork & curate @ScienceOnGoogle and @STEMWomen

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Dr Zuleyka Zevallos

Dr Zuleyka Zevallos

Applied sociologist supporting equality & public education. Consultant @SocialScienceIn. I run @sociologyatwork & curate @ScienceOnGoogle and @STEMWomen