Hollywood actresses have been getting in line lately to talk about the wage gap and how they face discrimination.
Kate Winslet has a novel approach to the gender wage gap: it's vulgar to talk about it.
The actress recently told the BBC:
"I'm having such a problem with these conversations," Kate tells Newsbeat.
"I understand why they are coming up but maybe it's a British thing. I don't like talking about money; it's a bit vulgar isn't it?"
"I don't think that's a very nice conversation to have publically at all," admits Kate.
"I'm quite surprised by these conversations to be honest, simply because it seems quite a strange thing to be discussing out in the open like that.
While we find it refreshing to see a movie star who is unwilling to jump on the latest chic bandwagon, we must say that we are going to continue to discuss the wage gap. Politicians such as Hillary Clinton rely on the wage gap–and present inaccurate statistics that don't factor in the choices women make–to advance their careers and the cause of government intervention in the workplace. We have to tell the truth about the wage gap!
But we also commend Ms. Winslet for not claiming to have been a victim of gender discrimination, as some stars who lead pampered lives have. Asked if she has had to deal with sexism, Ms. Winslet refused to pander:
"Honestly no," she says.
"And if I'd ever been in that situation I would have either dealt with it or removed myself from it. I find all this quite uncomfortable.
"I haven't ever felt that I've really had to stick up for myself just because I'm a woman."
Hope no one throws rotten eggs at Ms. Winslet at next year's Oscars!
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