January 17, 2014
MSNBC contributor Krystal Ball recently complained that “sexism” is still rampant in Hollywood today:
One thing that struck me is that they separate the men and the women in the awards. I know they want to give out more awards. But why do you have to separate it into this best actor and best actress? Why can’t they all compete against each other? It just struck me this year as a bit off. When you look at the numbers, we still have a situation where out of all of the movies in 2011, for example, only 11% of the protagonists were female. So I almost feel like by having these separate categories, we’re masking the fact that we still have a very male-dominated film industry.