Charlize Theron Wants Girls To Know That Being A Feminist Is A Good Thing
Charlize Theron, as several other actresses before her, has come out in defense of women and has shared her views on feminism. The wage gap between genders has changed a bit over the years, but it still favors men to a strong degree even in a place like Hollywood.
Theron always seems to know what to say to connect with others and the Oscar-winning actress is certainly going to gain some new fans with her latest remarks and hopefully inspires some young girls as well.
In a recent interview with ELLE UK for their June 2015 issue, she gave her support to feminists everywhere saying “This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”
Charlize Theron does a great job of making everyone realize that feminism is much more than the traditional idea that some people may have of women hating men or wanting special treatment when it is really just about women receiving the same rights that men do.
These comments and others like hers that she made months ago are a response in part to the Sony hack, which revealed that the female actors in films were paid much less than their male counterparts and there needs to be something done in order to remedy that.
She is set to appear in Mad Max: Fury Road next and also made international headlines by negotiating equal pay for her role in the Snow White And The Huntsman sequel.
Charlize Theron also spoke about being objectified by Hollywood throughout her career since her first role in the film 2 Days In The Valley. She has been recently linked to Sean Penn romantically and will also appear in The Last Face later this year, which he is directing.