This is the Wrong Way to Fight the Pay Gap

Fact-Check-Heres-Why-Michelle-Williams-Was-Paid-Less-than-Mark-Wahlberg-for-Reshoots.jpgThe news about Mark Wahlberg’s and Michelle Williams’ disparate pay is so puzzling to me.

First, the news stories covering the reshoot seem to have left out the fact that Williams was willing to forgo her salary while Wahlberg, who had already taken a substantial pay cut to shoot the film, was not.

So Wahlberg wants $1.5M for the reshoot and Williams wants $1k.  The talent agency (the same talent agency represents both actors) will do whatever Wahlberg and Williams want.  The film company is willing to negotiate with the the talent agency.  What is the correct “feminist” thing for everyone to do?

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