Feminism isn’t just for women
We all know the quirky, funny, and cute TV series, surrounding a group of tight-knit geeky friends, along with the gorgeous, less intellectually-blessed female neighbor as the cliché sought-after girl-next-door.
The five leading stars of the show, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg have reportedly agreed to have $100,000 cut from their pay of $1,000,000 per episode for the next two seasons of the series, in order for their female co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch to receive an increase in their own salaries.
Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco closed their $1 million per episode back in 2014, making them TV’s current highest-paid comedy actors.
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Although most people may automatically undermine the sacrifice – because let’s face it, what’s $100,000 less when you’re earning so much – but it’s not about the amount of money.
The act is a symbol of empathy and a call for equality in Hollywood.
It’s about these actors saying loud and clear, that being a woman in Hollywood doesn’t mean you should earn a fifth of men.
So let’s give a round of appreciation, for a small act of feminism, from several successful men in Hollywood.
Mayim Bialik is known to speak very openly on her views on feminism and how she defines it – asking people to focus on equality, fair opportunities and acceptance rather than focusing on how feminists dress and trying to define feminism as having a certain look or lifestyle.
She addresses her views on her website ‘Grok Nation’.