Feds Investigating Gender Discrimination In Hollywood
The E.E.O.C. is finally starting to look into gender discrimination in Hollywood, starting with one of the hardest hit groups: female directors.By Lexie Hammesfahr | October 7, 2015
Hollywood's fight for gender discrimination has been in the media just about as much as Taylor Swift's girl squad has — and the government is finally listening. (Video via Big Machine Records / Taylor Swift)
The Los Angeles Times first broke the story after getting a copy of a letter the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent to female directors last week. The Commission has been requesting interviews "so that [they] may learn more about the gender-related issues which you are facing in both the film and television industries."
The investigation is a follow-up to grievances filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in May, in which the union requested a closer look at "the systemic failure to hire women directors at all levels of the film and television industry."