🔥 “Light a woman’s torch. The light will multiply and the heat will intensify for all of us.” — @natalieportman
Over the weekend at @variety
’s Power of Women event, Natalie Portman outlined a 7-step plan to improve gender parity in the workplace:
1️⃣: Money. You can give or raise money for @timesupnow
’s Legal Defence Fund.
2️⃣: Gather. Meet with other women and see what changes you wanna make.
3️⃣: Listen. If any group you’re in has people who only look like you, change that group. It’s an awakening experience to hear from women who have different experiences of marginalization.
4️⃣: Demand. Negotiate, grant, or popularize equal pay. Be embarrassed if everyone in your workplace looks like you. Pay attention to physical ability, age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and make sure you’ve got all kinds of experiences represented.
5️⃣: Gossip well. Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult. If a man says to you that a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him “What bad thing did you do to her?” Make efforts to hire people who’ve had their reputations smeared in retaliation.
6️⃣: Don’t be shy. Don’t shy away from consequences for those who abuse their power.
7️⃣: Tell a new story. What if for one year, all the entertainment produced doesn’t depict a rape or murder of a woman. In the projects you write, produce, direct, act, package, market, do not harm women this year.
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