Forbes magazine’s annual Celeb 100 list, chronicling the world’s highest-paid entertainers over the past year featured a wide range of talents from all over the globe including a British chef, a Canadian rapper and a Russian tennis star – but only 16 women.
The combined women on the list make $809m, compared with $4.35bn for the men. This reflects the gender pay gap among both celebrities and the wider society, according to Forbes.
So there we have it, the global result of how all human beings value women as against the value all humans apply to men.
Humans appear to value men more highly than women. Shrug. If that’s what we do, well, that’s what we do, isn’t it? Worrying about it is akin to being concerned over bipedalism. Or being viviparous.