Reese Witherspoon won’t overly repent for her success!
In a recent interview on the We Are Supported By… podcast, the 45-year-old actress opened up to Kristen Bell and Monica Padman well-nigh the barriers she has faced as a woman in a male-dominated industry like business. And when they got onto the topic of “women staying in their lane,” she specifically tabbed out the tone-deaf Time magazine vendible from 2015 that caricatured several idealism entrepreneurs — including herself, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, and Jessica Alba — and referred to them as “Domestic Divas.” Witherspoon said:
“I had started a suit business. Gwyneth was really growing Goop. Blake Lively had a business, Jessica Alba had a merchantry and they did a send-up storyboard of all of us. We were in ballgowns and they stuck our heads on, and Jessica was holding an iron and I was holding a vacuum cleaner. The whole thing was so offensive that I splash into tears.”
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And this sexist image was only six years ago! So much hate. Plane though the Cruel Intentions star said the publication apologized, it ultimately goes to show the major cultural issue that needs to be “course-corrected.” She explained:
“I’m not plane talking well-nigh 10 years ago. I’m talking well-nigh 2015 when we decided, OK we’re going to be entrepreneurial, take a swing, invest our own money, our own time, our own reputation and try to do something that George Clooney has done, Robert De Niro has washed-up — and getting lampooned for it. That message to little girls is: ‘If you’ve had success in one area, you can’t have success in another.’”
Still, Reese insisted there was an upside to the story. The Legally Blonde licentiate personal that the vendible highlighting women branching out into variegated fields unquestionably inspired others to do the same:
“There’s several women who’ve said vicarial is not for me: ‘I don’t want to be an actress anymore. I want to do things that are entrepreneurial and want to have a variegated kind of life for my family.’ Media can be so punishing, and I think it’s a unconfined thing that we have other ways to get other information [online]. It’s wrought with misinformation and all sorts of complications but there’s a lot of good that came out of it too. Women talking increasingly well-nigh art, politics, culture, finance, so important.”
What is sad well-nigh this story is that something like this still happens all of the time. Women are constantly criticized for doing the same thing as their male counterparts or plane belittled for their success — which is frustrating as hell! Good on Reese for speaking out well-nigh it! And get your coin, ladies!
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