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Dragon Red

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Subj: Re: The Gender Wage Gap Is Not Due To Sexism. It's An Earnings Gap! I Think That This Is Important To Share.
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 at 03:59:10 am EDT (Viewed 606 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Gender Wage Gap Is Not Due To Sexism. It's An Earnings Gap! I Think That This Is Important To Share.
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 at 09:56:18 pm EDT (Viewed 818 times)

    It was in Mark Wahlberg's contract that he would not do re-shoots without getting paid. Michelle Williams had a different contract. Not because of sexism, but because that is what she agreed to. Mark Wahlberg is a mega star in Hollywood. He has the clout to demand that type of clause in his contract. While Michelle Williams is best known for that Dawson's Creek tv show from 20 years ago. Either she doesn't have the same clout, or she has a management team not as smart as Wahlberg's (possibly both). There is zero evidence the pay difference had anything to do with one being a man, and the other a woman. Absolutely none. But you include this in the discussion. Why? Why to you is this such an obvious example of a sexual pay discrimination that you used it for your example?

    Imagine a movie staring Meryl Streep needed as big of a re-shoot as All The Money In The World. Now imagine the movie also included the blonde guy from Dawson's Creek. Who do you think would be likely to get more money for a re-shoot? Meryl Streep or Dawson? I'm asking for an answer. Who do you think would get paid more for re-shoots?

    I'd guess Meryl Streep. Not because of sexism, but because she is a bigger star, who can demand more money.

I've discussed this elsewhere on this forum with regards to the pay difference between Matt Smith and Claire Foy in Netflix' series "The Crown" basically Smith got paid more, and people claimed sexism.

I however see it on similar lines to you, its not just the actor you are paying for, its the brand, and Mark Wahlberg's brand is going to be considerably more valuable than somebody elses. If there was a photo shoot and it had Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Lawrence in it, I would bet one of my arse cheeks, that Lawrence would be paid as much as Walhberg. Because her brand is right up there too in terms of value.

In my previous thread I said that it'd be like going into the mercedes dealership and saying I want a Mercedes but I'm only prepared to pay Fiat money for it. You just can't do that, a lot of people can't separate the fact that Actors and Actresses are not JUST people doing a job, they are people who are their own brand doing a job. And some brands are just way more valuable than others due to various reasons.

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