‘House of Cards’ Was Paying Robin Wright Less Than Kevin Spacey

Pictured Right to Left: A wealthy millionaire, Someone who will die wearing someone else’s clothes in a nursing home, A slightly less wealthy millionaire

Ever since Jennifer Lawrence and Lena Dunham founded feminism and finally clawed their way into earning incomes most women in their mid-twenties can realistically aspire to, other actresses have been standing up and letting their voices be heard. And Robin Wright is the latest, because why should she only make $420,000 per episode when Kevin Spacey makes $500,000? That is some fucking injustice right there. Am I right, fast food workers who are constantly told to fuck off because that’s not a “real job?” You know, like acting is. Via Marie Claire:

“I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin,’” said Wright. “It was the perfect paradigm. There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in House of Cards. “I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public,’” Wright said. “And they did.”

Obviously, the treatment of women as second class citizens is fucked up. And what’s even more fucked up is that thanks to alt-right misinformation silos, the term “equal pay myth” has become a rallying cry for needle dicks who believe the fallacy that there’s this mythical metric out there of women with the exact same credentials, work history, and current position as men that proves they’re actually paid the same. Even if such a statistic existed, it would be such a small figure it wouldn’t be representative of women in the workplace on the whole, and it certainly wouldn’t negate hundreds of years of blatant misogyny.

But are we really going to use Hollywood salaries as the hill for this battle? I honestly think after someone’s making, let’s say, $200,000 a year – I dream big. – they should go ahead and think “Yeah, I’m compensated accordingly,” and shut the fuck up. Let me know when Lena Dunham has to put her infant in daycare and skip a vacation that year to pay for the deductibles and co-pays associated with having said infant, and I’ll start finding some fucks to give for millionaires not making as much as other millionaires.

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