There is sexism in Hollywood. This is not news or new. What is new is the number of actresses sharing their degrading stories online, declaring they are not going to take it anymore. The latest addition to the growing list of courageous contributors, which includes Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, is Mila Kunis, star of "Bad Moms," "Friends with Benefits" and the iconic TV series "That 70’s Show."

Kunis reveals her experiences with sexism in Hollywood

In a no-holds-barred open letter published in A Plus Magazine, Kunis testifies about the time a producer threatened her career would be over when she refused to pose semi-nude on the cover of a men’s magazine to promote their film.

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Kunis writes, “I was livid, I felt objectified, and for the first time in my career I said ‘no’.”

Kunis discusses sexism in society

It has taken years for Mila to come forward with her story, but given the on-going sexism in society as a whole, it is hard to blame her. Sexism continues to be ingrained in all facets of our society. Indeed, when the Republican Party’s presidential candidate, now President-elect, was cheered for calling his female opponent a ‘nasty woman’ during a televised debate because he didn’t like what she was saying, women across the country sighed a knowing sigh.

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As Mila relays in her letter: "We don’t want to be kicked out of the sand box..."

Starlets left to fix sexism in Hollywood

Change is coming, but according to a study done by the American Association of University Women, it will take 136 years to close the pay gap between women and men at the present rate. Now, many hoped electing the first female president in the history of the United States would speed this up, but given the overt misogyny displayed during the election and the election results, we may just have to depend on Hollywood starlets to spearhead the change.

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In addition to Jennifer Lawrence, who wrote a letter last October specifically confronting pay equity for genders, Rose McGowan has declared war on Hollywood sexism online as well. Unfortunately, she was fired by her agent in June 2015 after tweeting about an audition suggestion: “push-up bras encouraged.” But that didn't stop her, revealing on social media in October that she had been raped by a studio head.

Kunis is done being complacent on sexism

“I’m done compromising; even more so I’m done with being compromised,” Kunis wrote. “I will work in this town again, but I will not work with you.” Kunis’ sand box sounds like a great place to play!

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