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Goldberg: Hollywood should accept McDormand's inclusion-rider dare

Goldberg: Hollywood should accept McDormand's inclusion-rider dare

Go for it, Hollywood.

You probably didn't watch the Academy Awards — most people didn't — but you might have caught a bit of Frances McDormand's acceptance speech for her Best Actress award. At the end of a stirring speech about women in post-Weinstein Hollywood, she said, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider."

Don't feel bad if you don't know what an inclusion rider is. Ms. McDormand didn't either until recently. She told the press backstage that she had only learned about inclusion riders the previous week.

So what are they?

Simply put, an inclusion rider is like any other rider in a contract for a...

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