In terms of feminist theory and thinking, one of the key areas of consideration is the employability of women and equal access to jobs and pay. Of particular interest to many feminists is the notion that women should be treated equally in the industry, and assuming that she has the same qualifications and experience, a woman should receive the same opportunities and pay as her male colleague in the workplace. Of course, employment laws in countless industries require such equal treatment and have strict hiring practices and protocols as a result of previous equality battles long fought by feminists and ‘fair pay and equal treatment’ laws. However, the arts seem to be an area in which such laws are routinely disregarded.
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