Where Does Hollywood Go From Here?

Mar 6, 2018

Actress Frances McDormand took to the stage at the 90th Academy Awards and delivered a stirring speech that ended in one surprising zinger: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen — inclusion rider.”

An inclusion rider is a clause in an actor’s contract that requires the production they’re working on to hire a certain percentage of diverse cast and crew, if the production wants that actor to stay on board.

It’s been six months since [The New York Times] (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html) and The New Yorker published a pair of bombshell reports on media mogul Harvey Weinstein — and his long-time legacy of sexual harassment and assault. The exposés set off a movement that led to a slew of firings and investigations in entertainment, journalism, politics and more.

But how does America go beyond punishment and condemnation after the fact and start stopping sexual misconduct and gender inequity before they start?


Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center

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