Hollywood Under Investigation For Gender Discrimination

Niki Cruz

It's official: Hollywood is under investigation for gender discrimination. According to the Associated Press, the ACLU and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs have been called to launch an investigation against Hollywood for discrimination.

For some context, here's a few mind blowing percentages about women in Hollywood. In 2015, Variety published a study analyzing 250 films, here's what the outlet gathered.

"In 2014, 85% of films had no female directors, 80% had no female writers, 33% had no female producers, 78% had no female editors and 92% had no female cinematographers, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University."
"Statics show that women directed 7% of Hollywood films and roughly 14% of TV shows in 2015; what's more, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' membership consists largely of white males."
"The cultural zeitgeist at the moment is very concerned with providing more people with more opportunities, but the numbers have yet to move,. We're getting a lot of public dialogue about the issue as actors like Patricia Arquette and Meryl Streep speak up, but we haven't seen that groundswell result in higher numbers."
"Our hope is that they'll push industry leaders to address the ongoing violations of civil rights women directors in the industry have experienced and are experiencing."

— RealClearPolitics (@RealClearNews) April 14, 2016

"I'm okay with [losing those jobs]. But it's not just about acting, and it's not about me as an actor. I don't believe this is fair for anybody. I want to live in the America I believe in, that really is fair, that really has possibilities, and really does treat people of all races and all sexes equally."

— News Radio 1230 (@ABC1230News) April 8, 2016

"I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable! F**k that. I don't think I've ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It's just heard. Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper all fought and succeeded in negotiating powerful deals for themselves."

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