Stop what you're doing and read Jennifer Garner on Hollywood sexism

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Wednesday 22 October 2014 15:20
Celebrities

Actress Jennifer Garner made some heroic comments about gender equality in the film industry in a speech at Elle magazine's annual Women in Hollywood celebration this week.

E Online! reports the 42-year-old mother-of-three, who is married to actor Ben Affleck, gave a rousing speech from the stage at the Beverly Hills event, saying "the fact that there even needs to be a Women in Hollywood event is a little bit sad."

The men in Hollywood event is every day—it's called Hollywood. Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part.

My husband and I do kind of the same job — a little bit. Not long ago we both had one of those magical days which we call a junket, where we both attended these lovely events where people come in every four minutes and they ask the same questions over and over again, you know the drill. We got home at night and we compared notes.

And I told him every single person who interviewed me, I mean every single one, and this is true of the red carpet here tonight, Elle, asked me, ‘How do you balance work and family?' and he said the only thing that people asked him repeatedly was about the tits on the ‘Blurred Lines' girl [Emily Ratajkowski his co-star in Gone Girl].

As for work-life balance, he said no one asked him about it that day. As a matter of fact, no one had ever asked him about it. And we do share the same family. Isn't it time to kinda change that conversation?

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