In 2020, we approach the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote, yet women are still fighting for equal pay in the workplace. Academy Award winner Viola Davis executive produces a new show on Bravo that uses women disguised as men to expose gender bias in the workplace.
With this new experiment, called In A Man’s World, women explore what it’s like to experience the world as a man with the help of Academy Award-winning makeup artists and skilled voice and movement coaches plus months of training to tackle gender issues. Each episode features a different woman where cameras follow her, leading up to the ultimate reveal of the true identity.
The show is cast with dynamic women, including a businesswoman and television personality, Pastor Sabrina McKenzie. McKenzie’s mission is to empower women to become leaders, which is conveyed in her newest book, Leading In A Man’s World, and her appearance in this new Bravo experiment.
“The black woman lives in a tri-fold consciousness in society. She is paid less than white and black men, as well as white women,” McKenzie says. “I wanted to do the show because as a pastor and a woman activist, I’ve experienced sexism and discrimination over and over again, and I want to protect the civil liberties of all women.”
McKenzie also explains that this show is perfectly timed to bring awareness to a bill that she introduced to the Georgia House of Representative member Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain): the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Bill that gives women equal pay for equal work.
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