30 January 2008

GENDER

Forbes list of the richest female stars:

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. JK Rowling
3. Martha Stewart
4. Madonna
5. Celine Dion
6. Mariah Carey
7. Janet Jackson
8. Julia Roberts
9. Jennifer Lopez
10. Jennifer Aniston

What I found funny however, was the way all of these women were rich and famous and accepted, and their roles in society only exemplify the stereotypical qualities in a woman, and not to mention each other their jobs use the right side.. the artistic side, the emotional side.. as oppose to the left brain.. the intelligence// logical side.

For example:

Oprah-- talkshow host
JK Rowling-- writer
Martha Stewart--cooking show/home duties

And to compare.. the top 10 celebrities


1. Steven Spielberg - £180m
2. Howard Stern - £163m
3. George Lucas - £127m
4. Oprah Winfrey - £122m
5. Jerry Seinfeld - £54m
6. Tiger Woods - £49m
7. Dan Brown - £48m
8. Jerry Bruckheimer - £45m
9. JK Rowling - £41m
10. Dick Wolf - £38m

Steven--director, Howard Stern (actor, director, radio show host, author, comedian- all rounder) and George Lucas-- we all know who he is.

The difference, I believe is jarring.. not only between the richest, but their professions and their sucess stories.

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