Accuracy in Media

In an op-ed at CNN, a writer lamented about the fictitious and oft-debunked ‘gender pay gap’ myth in Hollywood (Hollywood, of all places, where stars make millions of dollars far above what the average American would ever make) and how the movie ‘Wonder Woman’ falls short of highlighting the wonders of (radical) feminism.

Blame men, said the writer:

It took 75 years to make the first movie about the world’s most famous female superhero (meanwhile we have had nine live-action feature films for Batman, and no less than seven Superman movies) and when the movie finally did get made, studio executives had to be sure she was feminine enough to be a sex object, but not so feminine that audiences feel like they’re watching a “girl power” film. If even Wonder Woman isn’t allowed to display actual human flaws and emotions, how could we expect characters like CJ Cregg or Claire Underwood to ever stand a chance?

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