This year Sandra Bullock was named People’s “Most Beautiful Person.” Of course there was lots of buzz about her selection since she turned 50 this year, an age that women are considered virtually invisible in Hollywood. ‘The Minion’ star explained why she agreed to accept People’s “generous” offer.
Sandra has clearly noticed how the media is treating women these days.
I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age. I’m shocked—and maybe I was just naïve, but I’m embarrassed by it. My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.”
Louis is five; it won’t be long before he becomes aware of the news and media!
Although Sandra is raising a son, she also wonders about what girls learn from all of the media coverage.
Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet—somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it.”
Despite the competitive nature of the entertainment industry, Sandra said the women in Hollywood are supporting each other.
You’d be surprised at the love that you have in our crazy industry. The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out it’s an onslaught. And I laughed when [People] said they’re gonna be generous and bestow me this wonderful privilege, but I said if I can talk about the amazing women who I find beautiful, which are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other, then I’m more than honored to be on the cover of this.
“We need to stop. We are harming girls and women in a way, at a speed that it’s scaring me. It’s really scaring me, so I would love for someone to help put a stop to this.”
Hear, hear! The women’s movement is what- forty, fifty years old? It’s amazing that women are still viewed as aging objects who become obsolete once they hit a certain age in the 21st century.
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