ACLU Wants Inquiry into Hollywood Bias

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Hollywood is not just a man's world. A recent study shows that, for the past 20 years, just 5% of Hollywood's top films have been directed by women. Calling the film and TV industries guilty of "blatant and extreme gender inequality," the American Civil Liberties Union wants state and federal civil rights agencies to investigate the hiring practices of major studios, networks and talent agencies — with the possibility of bringing charges. Melissa Silverstein is founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, a blog that advocates for gender equality. She shares with us evidence for that demand.

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