This permanent A list mostly movie actor who is an Oscar nominee/winner has had multiple opportunities to work with female directors and to advocate for them to get jobs.
There he sits though wearing those pearl pins at award shows pretending to be a champion of women.
He is a champion at cheating on his wife with co-stars though. He is really good at that.
Just that awww shucks kind of attitude and then he makes his move.
Generally makes his move on the actresses with one or two lines.
He probably thinks it is consensual but if they say no, they certainly do have a habit of getting replaced or ending up on the cutting room floor.
So, with that kind of power he holds, do they really have a choice if they want to be in the movie?
If he thinks it is consensual, why doesn’t he pick a co-star of equal status?
Have you ever wondered why there could have been the same co-star in a few movies he has made, but they were all one and done?
They see what happens.
They give him looks.