• Actors and activists join forces on Bafta red carpet to call time on sexism

    The Guardian

    The most famous female stars of British film were set to stand together, each dressed in black, on Bafta’s red carpet outside London’s Royal Albert Hall, many accompanied by feminist activists rather than by their partners.

    Sisters, this is our moment to say Time's Up

    Gemma Arterton is to be joined by former sewing machine operators Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the 187 women who, in June 1968, staged a three week walk-out from Ford’s Dagenham plant. They had learned they were to be classified as unskilled workers, with pay 15% less than their male counterparts.

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