Bradley Cooper already came out in support of Jennifer Lawrence and equal pay for women after Lawrence's recent essay about making less money than her male costars. But, according to the Washington Post, Cooper is now going even further: going forward, "he'll tell his female colleagues what he's making before they ink a deal." This will allow his female costars to more confidently tell studios "LOL, try again" when they try to offer women less than their male costars.
Of course, we're not all movie stars (yet — but we're probably only, like, 20 years away from a law that requires every American citizen to appear in a feature film, right?). But this sort of transparency is becoming more common, and having big names behind it can only help. Countries including Belgium and Austria already require businesses to release information on what men and women make in the same position. And according to an August article from Forbes, some tech companies are moving towards gender pay transparency on their own. It's surprising that they'd even need to do that, though, because tech is an industry where men and women have traditionally been treated so equally.