Joe Brolly: A liberal socialist, non-sexist paradise

AT the Golden Globes the other night, host Ricky Gervais, referring to Jennifer Lawrence’s crusade for fairer pay for Hollywood leading ladies, said “Jennifer made the news when she demanded equal pay for women in Hollywood. There were marches on the street with nurses and factory workers saying “How the hell can a 25 year old woman live on $52 million?” The cameras swooped onto Lawrence, as she gave the sort of fake laugh you hear in court when the judge makes a joke.