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Written by Ashley Cobb

It’s no secret that the gender wage gap has been affecting working class citizens now since the beginning of time. With men always making more than women for doing the same job!

But recently many women in Hollywood have made it known that they are being affected, too.

Catt Sadler is a former anchor for E! News who left recently due to a pay dispute after being with the company for 12 years. In recent contract negations it was brought to her attention that her male co-host Jason Kennedy was making almost double her salary.

 

 Catt Sadler pictured with former co-host Jason Kennedy.

In an interview with People Magazine, Sadler says she was, “informed and made aware that my male equivalent at the network, who I started with the same year and have come up with doing essentially similar jobs, if not the same job, wasn’t just making a little bit more than me but was making double my salary and has been for several years.”

She ultimately made the decision to quit her job.

In the same interview with People she says, “It’s like I now feel inspired and empowered by these women before me who refused to be silent . . . And I now join them in what I believe to be a very important movement towards creating change.”

Actress and comedian, Monique, recently, called for a boycott of Netflix after they offered her $500K for a stand-up comedy special, while offering comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock $20 million.

Actress and Comedian Monique pictured on red carpet.

Since the call for a boycott, comedian Wanda Sykes has admitted that Netflix even offered her half of Monique’s $500K. Eventually she went on to sign with another network for her 2016 comedy special.

USA Today reported earlier this month that actor Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot his scenes in the movie All the Money in the World. While actress Michelle Williams was only paid less than $1,000 to reshoot her scenes.  

While there is no easy answer or solution to solving the gender wage gap,if we demand for a change then a change will be made!

Hopefully a start in Hollywood could create that change for women in other industries around the world.

                                      

                            

 

**All images courtesy of Yahoo.com,People.com,Twitter.com,Hollywoodreporter.com**

 

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