Benny, baby
Benny, baby
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Benedict Cumberbatch, who you might know as the hot wizard Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War and other various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wants all the Cumberbitches to know that he recognizes the gender pay gap.

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Cumberbatch told Radio Times in a recent interview, “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.’” He added that there are only a few men in his new series Patrick Melrose:

“I’m proud that [partner] Adam [Ackland] and I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster. If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Half the audience is female!”

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Benedict Cumberbatch, my favorite misandrist. Now let’s get your boys in Hollywood to do the same.

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out July 21.

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I consider myself more of a “Cumberpatch Kid,” honestly