Celebrities shut down sexism

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Instances of sexism happen every day, but there isn’t always a camera recording the interaction to broadcast to the world.

The glaring difference between questions asked of male celebrities compared to their female counterparts has been a much talked about topic in recent years, and women have started pushing for more challenging questions about their work instead of what they’re wearing.

These are just a few examples of fierce females using their platform to shut down sexism.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

With Amy Poehler the pioneer of #AskHerMore, it will surprise no one that this comedy duo takes every opportunity to point out the discrepancy between sexes in Hollywood.

Alice Eve

A journalist actually asked Alice Eve if she was too pretty to play a science officer in her film…

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling being equal parts hilarious and insightful as per usual.

Emma Stone

During a Teen Vogue interview in 2012, the journalist asked Emma about her hair. When her then-boyfriend Andrew Garfield said he didn’t get asked questions like that, Emma retorted: “You get asked interesting, poignant questions because you are a boy. It’s sexism.”

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is a fierce feminist and hasn’t been afraid to call people out for their sexist comments, from objectification to inequality.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence revealed to a journalist that, shockingly, she was actually there to promote a movie, not discuss her weight.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner compared her interview questions with those of then-husband Ben Affleck.

“Every single person who interviewed me – 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, which, for the record if we’re talking about them, they are real and they are fabulous… 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?”

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is famous for writing songs about her boyfriends of past and present, but when asked about it on 2DayFM she pointed out the problem with that reputation.

Anne Hathaway

When a journalist refused to drop the persistent questioning over Anne Hathaway’s diet in the lead up to play Cat Woman, she had the perfect response.

Nicki Minaj

After being questioned about the feud between Meek Mill, Birdman, and Lil Wayne, a journalist asked Nick Minaj if she “thrived off drama”.

“Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama? Why would you even say that? That’s so peculiar. Four grown-ass men are having issues between themselves, and you’re asking me do I thrive off drama?” She continued: “…What did you putting me down right there do for you? Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them… To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible… because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.”

Julianne Moore

Julieanne Moore refused to take part in E! mani-cam at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards after her 17-year-old son Caleb had texted her, “Yeah! Blow off the mani cam!” She joined a growing list of female celebrities refusing to partake in the sexist prop.


And finally, Beyoncé challenging the words that seem to be exclusively reserved for females.

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