Sony Pictures was recently the victim of a huge computer hack. Many articles have focused on the movies that were published, but Fusion.net finds something the feminist beancounters might be interested in.
The salary list is contained in a spreadsheet from the leak entitled “Comp Roster by Supervisory Organization 2014-10-21.” The spreadsheet appears to contain incredibly detailed data about the compensation plans of Sony Pictures employees, including those employees’ names, job titles, home addresses, bonus plans, and current salaries.
Normally, this wouldn’t be particularly enlightening information for anyone but industry gossips and voyeurs. But when I sorted the list by “annual rate,” I noticed something notable: a stark homogeneity among the people earning the most. Based on the spreadsheet (and bear in mind that these numbers are unconfirmed – Sony Pictures didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment), the employees of Sony Pictures with the highest annual rates appear to be nearly entirely white men.
According to the leaked data, there are seventeen U.S. employees of Sony Pictures with “annual rates” of $1 million or more. Of these seventeen, only one – Amy B. Pascal, the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of SPE’s Motion Picture Group – is a woman. Pascal’s annual rate is $3 million, according to the spreadsheet, the highest on the list, and the same amount earned by Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.
More on this story over at Big Hollywood.
Of course, you probably won’t hear a peep out of the feminists and others on the Left obsessed with female executives’ salaries. Earlier this year Think Progress lamented about the top female CEOs “make millions less than their male counterparts.”
Among the 200 best-paid chief executives in the country, just 11 are women, according to a data analysis conducted for the New York Times. That figure means women make up just 5.5 percent of the highest paid CEOs. And to make matters worse, they appear to earn less.
Overall, women make up just 48 of the chief executives at the country’s 1,000 largest companies, or 4.8 percent. They are less than 15 percent of executive officers at Fortune 500 companies, a figure that hasn’t budged in four years. Median pay for the 11 female CEOs on the list is $1.6 million less than median pay for the men or even for the entire group.
Of course, these kinds of stories from the Left ignore life choices, such as women who take time out of the work force to have children or that many work less hours than men. You’ll see no mention on Think Progress of Sony Entertainment’s salary disparities and number of women in high positions just like you didn’t see any stories about pay disparities in the Obama Administration. When it comes to pay “equality,” they’re only keeping score when it helps their GOP’s war on women narrative.