#GoodRead | When the Oscars Began, It Was the Women Who Had All the Power

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"When the Oscars Began, It Was the Women Who Had All the Power":

The Oscars have divided their acting awards by gender from the very beginning, and from today’s perspective—where it doesn’t take a letter from Jenifer Lawrence for people to know that women in Hollywood are a disadvantaged group—the divide may seem like an early kind of affirmative action, a quaint, old-fashioned, gentlemanly concession. But Garbo and her fellow actresses were, in fact, the top earners and most beloved stars up until World War II. So were the acting Oscars divided by gender to give the men a fair shot?

Read Marcie Bianco and Merryn Johns' full article at Vanity Fair here…