There has been a lot of talk about gender equality in the entertainment industry for many years now and, while the issue has been addressed and there have been some changes and improvements being made, it seems that it is still not enough. There are still a number of stars in the entertainment industry who feel very strongly about the issue and have voiced their concerns.
We have had a lot of Hollywood actresses talking about the gender equality issues in the entertainment industry and now we have some music stars getting in on the debate. Little Mix became the first ever group to win the television series The X Factor and the girls have now given their views on gender equality in the business.
Perrie Edwards told Wonderland magazine, "I just don't understand it. Why should we be paid less because we have boobs and a vajayjay?" while Leigh-Anne Pinnock added, "If things don't change, women in the film industry should just go on strike. Could you imagine if all women in the film industry just stopped working or turned down parts until they got equal pay."
Meanwhile, Jesy Nelson said, "We've had mums come up to us and literally thank us for making the music that we do, saying that since listening to Little Mix their daughters have been happier and more confident in themselves. If a girl is being bullied, or heartbroken, or just feeling like utter s**te, if our music can make them feel better, then we're doing our jobs right."
Fans of Little Mix will also be delighted to know that the girls are currently working on some new music for their new album, which we hope will drop before the end of the year.