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  • 3 years ago

    An argument regarding Wright being paid the same as Spacey has flaws due to the fact that he is the leading actor (among both actors and actresses in the show) to be begin with. But if the argument must be asserted and discussed then the issue of disadvantaging the impoverished could be cured by simply lowering the pay of both Spacey and Wright and setting them equal.

    • 3 years ago

      I agree that both actors' salaries should be lowered & the money ought be more evenly distributed between the staff. Hence, it seems wrong to praise Wright's raise when all it is doing is perpetuating inequality under the guise of a feminist victory. 

  • 3 years ago

    Is feminism the notion that women should have equal rights to men in society, or is feminism (by this definition) a strain of Marxism?

    • 3 years ago

      Feminism, in my opinion, is the belief that women ought be liberated from the patriarchy, and that true equality must stem from the destruction of that power structure. Women can never be liberated, or "equal," while power structures exist. This is because power structures feed off of each other: it is easier for women to be negatively harmed by classism, racism, transphobia, etc., because they are otherwise harmed, and thus more vulnerable to the harms of each. 

      Basically, a rich white woman needs feminism less than a poor black woman, because sexism feeds off of the vulnerability of those harmed by classism & racism.

      By contributing to a power structure (classism), Wright makes other minorities--specifically low-income women--more susceptible to the harms of both classism and sexism. 

    • 3 years ago

      You yourself concede that the "rich white woman [also] needs feminism". Does Robin Wright not have a claim to equal pay for an equal role this season? Why do you want prominent female role models to stay as a constant reminder that mere equality is impossible? "Qalling out" Robin Wright for her claim sends the message that wealthy, successful women don't deserve the same as men that work the same. You're telling the world that no matter how hard young actresses and women in general try, they will never ascend to the same level as their male counterparts. I'm sorry Leah, but this is a victory for feminism any way you slice it. Attempts to represent it as anything other than that unfortunately come off as appeals to edginess.  

    • 3 years ago

      So (Leah,) you define feminism as a brand of Marxism in which women are analogous to proletarians and men are their bourgeois oppressors?

      This is interesting. How would you say power structures, such as patriarchy, manifest, and which rights do they violate? What data do you draw from to support your claims?