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Actress Michelle Rodriguez Says Being a Woman Is ‘Like Being Born a Slave’

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When reporters from TMZ approached Michelle Rodriguez—known for her work on The Fast and the Furious, Lost and Avatar—in an airport and asked her how she felt about Seth Rogen taking credit for drawing attention to the wage gap in acting, she said, “That’s the world we live in. It’s a patriarchal society.”

The actress went on to explain that she has been personally affected by the wage gap: “I get paid a lot less than my colleagues,” she said. “I don’t complain. I’m not going to whine about it. It’s like being born a slave. It’s like, ‘Oh, d-mn, darn my luck. I wish I was born somewhere else or maybe some other way, but it is what it is.'”

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