What If Women Boycotted the Oscars? (via @Business)

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Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win the best director Oscar, for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said that it plans to take “historic action” to increase diversity in its ranks after actors of color threatened to boycott the Oscars to protest a second straight year of all-white acting nominations. Who knows if the steps will help or how quickly things will change, but it’s an encouraging sign. What if women in Hollywood tried the same thing?

Earlier this month we learned from actress Gillian Anderson that she was initially offered half of what her male co-star David Duchovny was to reprise Fox TV show The X-Files, which premiered last night.

“As usual,” she told The Hollywood Reporter, “they come to me with half of what they want to offer David.” (Anderson and Duchovny ended up being paid equally.) To add an extra layer of insult, Anderson revealed in a separate interview that it had taken her three years…

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