20 Actresses Who've Spoken About the Objectification of Women in Hollywood

For ages, Hollywood's endemic sexism has been manifested in a variety of ways: from the disturbing gender wage gap (which became a hot-button issue after the Sony hack revealed both Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams earned significantly less than their male costars in American Hustle) to the hyper-sexualization of female characters and the dearth of nuanced, relatable, honest roles for women. Luckily, a growing number of actresses are seizing the reins and calling for action, refusing to accept status quo by serving as pretty accessories or sexy play things for male leads.

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By speaking candidly about their own experiences, stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Chastain, Zoe Saldana and Brie Larson are fighting for women in Hollywood — and bringing more kick-ass female-driven stories to the screen.

 

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