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    33 Times Celebrities Had The Best Damn Responses To Questions About Being A Woman

    Slaying the patriarchy one sassy quote at a time.

    1. When Kristen Bell reminded us that women don't need ~Prince Charmings~ to complete their lives.

    Like, since when did you need a man to be well-rounded?

    2. When Nicki Minaj perfectly explained all the different roles women are expected to play at any given time.

    3. And when Amy Poehler put it very bluntly to this reporter.

    4. While Natalie Dormer wondered why women are always categorised because hello, we're more complex than that.

    "Male writers, and I say this with all love and respect, often want to make women either the angel or the whore. You know, make her the witch or put her on a pedestal. When people ask me about Margaery, I say they’re not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to be practical, politically savvy and not be a good person. You can be a good human being and be shrewd. They’re not two separate things. Half the people in this room are probably female. We are as complex and as contradictory as the men. And Margaery is a character that reflects that."

    5. And Mindy Kaling revealed the answer to her success.

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    6. When Jennifer Lopez wondered why the hell her age is relevant to anything.

    "I refuse to be put in a box that way. Is it because I’m over 40 so I can’t be sexy? Or is it because I’m a mom and moms aren’t allowed to be sexy? This is a beautiful thing, that I can be standing here right now at this time, feel ok, comfortable, healthy, in shape, at this age. For me, if I saw this, it’d be inspiring to me. I’d be like, ‘Wow, look at her! Go girl!’ There’d be no hateration for me. For me, it’d be like, ‘If she can do it, I can do it.’ People try to put women to sleep at a certain age and it’s not fair, and that’s not how it should be. Because women at a certain age really start to blossom."

    7. And Alice Eve pointed out that women can actually be "very beautiful" and "intelligent" all at the same time!

    8. When Beyoncé encouraged women to be strong, confident and sexy.

    Channel your inner Beyoncé, girl.

    9. While Nicki Minaj reminded young women to remember their worth.

    10. Because she's made that mistake before and will never be held down again.

    11. And Tinay Fey reminded everyone that the nude photo hack scandal wasn't the fault of the victims.

    12. Then Amy Adams called for women to always support one another.

    13. When Cate Blanchett used the recent drama over her comments about having relationships with women as a way to ask why the fuck sexuality matters anyway.

    14. When Fifth Harmony were asked their opinion on Jennifer Lopez's ~objectifying~ video and they pointed out that women are objectified all the damn time.

    15. While Miley Cyrus pointed out the double standard between how male and female performances are received.

    16. And Dita Von Teese shut down those "Burlesque is degrading" comments.

    17. When Ariana Grande reminded everyone that being a strong woman involves doing whatever you damn well please.

    And it's none of anyone else's business.

    18. And Zooey Deschanel explained that being a feminist has nothing to do with how you look.

    19. While Selena Gomez explained that she'd never change herself for a man.

    20. When Cate Blanchett spoke out about the inequality of Hollywood casting.

    21. While Emily Blunt championed badass female characters in films.

    22. And when Charlize Theron gave the perfect response to people complaining about the feminist undertones in Mad Max, because why the hell shouldn't a film champion badass women?

    23. And Octavia Spencer perfectly summed this issue up.

    24. When Nicki Minaj spoke for every single woman who's been called a "bitch" for having opinions.

    25. And Taylor Swift shot down those sexist "She only writes about her ex-boyfriend" comments.

    26. When Emily Blunt said the banning of flat shoes at Cannes is only setting women back.

    27. When Charlize Theron reminded everyone that hello, women can be angry sometimes.

    28. And when Emma Stone wasn't afraid to call Andrew Garfield out on this comment.

    29. When Anne Hathaway dropped this truth bomb.

    30. And Miley Cyrus reminded us that sometimes it's goddamn hard to be a woman.

    31. When Emma Watson reminded us that gender equality is everybody's issue.


    32. And Sophia Bush reinforced this way of thinking.

    33. And, finally, when Melissa McCarthy totally shut down a reporter who criticised her appearance, while defending all of womankind.

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    The Ellen Show
    The Ellen Show
    The Ellen Show

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