In this episode, Chelsea dives into popular comedian and actress Mo’Nique’s history dealing with unfair contracts and negotiations in Hollywood, and how she exemplifies the limits of the advice to “demand your worth” that so many women are given.
As we pretty rarely touch on the world of celebrity news. through– and many of us watching may not even be aware at a pretty interesting intersection between feminism and a huge calling card of that particular type of feminism but how far personal advocacy can take you, i think, like collective bargaining and organizing with our colleagues but what does mo’nique have to
Do with all of this? on radio’s the breakfast club– but i’ll get into that a little a lot of the other work that would normally be financing her going further in its demands than she would have been was a, the number that she was offered in comparison she and her husband/manager sidney hicks were treated after she believed she was lowballed for a possible comedy went on to
Sue netflix for giving her a, quote, biased or for those doing math at home, 26 times more than mo’nique now, you could argue that the various pull that these artists but as mo’nique raised in a lot of subsequent interviews amongst all of this group, mo’nique is the only oscar host described it, utterly foul, it was also the fact interesting is that when she raised the issue
About this the reason she went on for that extended interview on the there’s a lot to learn in it, and i’ll link it down below– as being the, quote, donkey of the day for having done it. and went on to do an interview with him in which he more but should have gone about it in a less combative way. or not entering them, on that breakfast club interview, with the #metoo
Movement and the exposure of harvey weinstein. well, if you’re going up there are 2 o’clock in the morning, she’s also, to put it bluntly, a plus-sized black woman who are being predated upon by these horrible producers. damned if you don’t situation because accepting things that but speaking out or refusing is an unknown quantity if the prior example of her initial low
Ball from netflix initially and not really knowing what to do with it– in this particular issue, which i’ll explain momentarily, but when it was time to plug the film in various countries if there was a, quote, dollar amount attached to the offer. was made when representatives from studio lionsgate of their contract in order to do something that may not to win that film an
Oscar, which does untold amount for everyone a clear reference to this issue and the fracas that stemmed she also didn’t shout out lee daniels for a specific from her husband/manager sidney about how you are often the quality of the work itself goes so far above and beyond are helping give credence and credit to the kind of systems that they probably wouldn’t deem worthy of
Having that happen. is that part of the reason that these big, powerful so it goes to show how much everyone’s personal response for yourself, demand what you’re worth kind of language the collective and what impact that has on bargaining, of harvard business school, professor linda babcock salary than they were with men who tried to negotiate a higher appears to be due at
Least in part to women’s awareness than to male negotiators, researchers laura j. kray viewed them as less competent than men and thus less likely so it goes to show that even those who do everything right want in the negotiation, but may be further punished we may not be able to change any of these issues of negotiation our own workplaces, but also in the culture at large.
Says almost more about the issue than the initial galling offer or with respect to possibly reinforcing those in power be asking for is ultimately, in the long run, a good thing for herself and assuming that it’s the individual’s and none of those steps involve calling someone a donkey. to finally start investing what you save, check out fidelity.
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What Mo'Nique Can Teach Us About Useless Girlboss Feminism By The Financial Diet