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Girls & Women

10 celeb quotes on what matters at the Oscars–equal pay for women

Flickr: Gage Skidmore

During award shows women are more often asked what’s in their purse than about the hard work they put into the films they just made. This trivialization reflects broader gender inequalities in Hollywood, where women often make substantially less than men.

Here, 10 celebs share their thoughts on this topic in an effort to bring about pay parity. 


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These quotes are both powerful and inspiring. Let's hear more celebs use their spotlight moments to talk about and fight for pay parity throughout the world this year during the Academy Awards.