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“Being alone in the room is exhausting” – Kerry Washington talks about the Importance of Women Supporting Each Other

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Actress, Kerry Washington, spoke to a group of women at the Sundance Film Festival’s annual women in film brunch on Monday.

She spoke about the importance of women supporting and speaking up for one another. She said;

“Sometimes the people who are in charge of those rooms, they want us to feel lucky to be in the room. And we are because we’re all really blessed to be doing what we do…but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get to bring other people with me,” Washington said. “Being alone in the room is exhausting…you feel like you have to stand up for the entire gender or race.”

“Manchester by the Sea” producer Kimberly Steward, also agreed that in order for the system to change, women have to support other women. It is how the two met – Steward and Washington

 

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Phillip Faraone

1 Comment

  1. EE

    January 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Translating to normal English:

    Women quit being nice and replace those “old boys clubs” with “old girl’s clubs”, pull down the patriarchy, build up the matriarchy.

    I support the idea wholeheartedly. Rather than the current system of tokenism which the Feminist brain-trust keeps pushing, let’s have outright competition rather than reserved %.

    Feel your pay-gap is to high, leave and form an all female company, run for office if you want promising a female majority cabinet. Strikes me as a more honest approach.

    Proof, the number of men who spend their leisure time on female-run LIB and BN as opposed to the male run 360nobs.

    Leave it to competition and may the best sex win.

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