Mila Kunis Calls Out Hollywood’s Sexism

Posted: Nov 3 2016, 11:15am CDT | by , Updated: Nov 5 2016, 10:18am CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News

 

Mila Kunis Calls Out Hollywood’s Sexism
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Mila Kunis talks about being objectified and stigmatized and experiences of sexism she had faced in Hollywood over the course of her career and how she will take it no more.

Last year, Jennifer Lawrence’s letter over the pay gap difference between male and female actors drew a lot of attention. While the essay was specific to the financial gains of the actors, the essay implicated the wider issue of gender discrimination and sexism that is practiced in Hollywood.

Her words have been said the year before by Patricia Arquette during her acceptance speech at the Oscars. We have been told of the sexism that is persistent in Hollywood.

In a recent open letter, Mila Kunis also highlighted the sexism that she has faced over the course of her career in Hollywood. In the letter, Mila said that she was tired of the existing sexism in the industry and she was not going to put up with it anymore.

She wrote in the letter that, throughout her career, there have been moments when she has been insulted, side-lined, paid less, creatively ignored, and otherwise diminished based on her gender. She wrote that she had always tried to give people the benefit of the doubt; maybe they knew more, maybe they had more experience, maybe there was something she was missing.

She taught herself that to succeed as a woman in this industry she had to play by the rules of the boy's club. She wrote that the older she got and the longer she worked in this industry, the more she realized that it's (expletive)! And what was worse was that she was complicit in allowing it to happen.

She gave two experiences of sexism she had faced in her career. In the first, a producer demanded from her to pose semi-nude on a magazine to promote a movie. He threatened that she would never work in “this town again” if she refused.

She said that she felt objectified and that was the first time she said no. Luckily the movie was a hit and earned a lot of money. She later on went to find her own club and a production company which allowed her to pursue the creative ideas she had.

However, while working on a project, a producer referred to her as Ashton Kutcher’s wife and his baby momma. Mila wrote that she felt like she felt like he had reduced her value to nothing more than her relationship to a successful man and her ability to bear children. She said that they withdrew from that project.

She said that the reason that she was addressing this was because she felt that if it was happening to her, it was happening to other women as well all over Hollywood. She said that she was lucky to be in a place finally where she could voice her opinion. She said that she wanted to become a beacon of hope for women facing such miseries in their workplace.

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