By Xavier Hamilton/Vibes
As many black womanist know, it’s not often white feminism uses its privilege in was that benefits the gender as a whole. Yet, according to Octavia Spencer fellow actress Jessica Chastain flipped this notion on its head as Chastain negotiated equal pay for their upcoming holiday comedy.
News of this feat came at Wednesday’s (Jan. 24) “Women Breaking Barriers” panel which was hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press. There, Spencer explained how her The Help co-star approached her 15 months ago about creating a movie together, but when the two began to talk pay equity, Spencer explained to Chastain how difficult it is to negotiate proper pay as a black woman.Source: