Mila Kunis is sick of sexism in Hollywood and decides to speak up
The beautiful Mila Kunis has had enough of sexism. The actress has gone through such an experience with a studio boss recently and now she swears not to let anyone treat her like that ever again.
In an essay she published on her husband Ashton Kutcher’s site ‘A Plus’ she shared some of her own experiences with sexism in Hollywood over the years.
Mila Kunis along with three other business partners started Orchard Farm Productions, a production company in 2014. The company’s main focus was on producing good quality television. However, recently, when they finally pitched a project with an important producer they had to face his humiliating response: “In this email chain, this producer chose to email the following: ‘And Mila is a mega star. One of biggest actors in Hollywood and soon to be Ashton’s wife and baby momma!!!’,” she shared in her essay. “This is the entirety of his email. Factual inaccuracies aside, he reduced my value to nothing more than my relationship to a successful man and my ability to bear children. It ignored my (and my team’s) significant creative and logistical contributions.”
Kunis is doing her job right as a feminist and she, after consulting with her business partners, decided to withdraw from the project. Furthermore, the actress encouraged other women from any other industry to defend themselves in situations like this.
“Yes, it is only one small comment,” she wrote. “But it’s these very comments that women deal with day in and day out in offices, on calls, and in emails – microaggressions that devalue the contributions and worth of hard-working women. Subtle gender bias is oftentimes nearly imperceptible, and even wholly undetectable to those who share the bias. I’m done compromising; even more so, I’m done with being compromised,” she writes decidedly. “So from this point forward, when I am confronted with one of these comments, subtle or overt, I will address them head on; I will stop in the moment and do my best to educate.”
Good for you Mila! You are a great example for all women.