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Thread: Rachel Weisz: We demand women be 'likeable in a way thatís not asked of men'

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    Default Rachel Weisz: We demand women be 'likeable in a way thatís not asked of men'

    She's hailed a Hollywood heavyweight.
    And although Rachel Weisz has portrayed a wide variety of characters in her 23-year film career, she holds the popular opinion that sexism in the industry is still very much a problem.
    The 45-year-old London-born star has discussed her gripe in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine, alongside a stunning feminine shoot which showcases the true extent of her English-rose beauty.
    'I don't understand how that's happened. You know, if you look back at Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis Ė they were difficult, difficult women, and they were iconic and worshipped.'
    However, her saving grace is the director of her upcoming release (The Lobster) who treats women in an admirable manner, according to the actress.


    Sexism in Hollywood is a modern-day problem: 'Iíve noticed in my career this tendency towards wanting women to be likeable in a way thatís not asked of men,' Rachel, 45, said

    On the subject of Yorgos Lanthimos, Rachel said: 'Heís immensely gentle and very respectful. I think he really loves women, I mean heís just really comfortable around women. And that isnít always true of directors.í
    The accompanying shoot sees Rachel don all variety of pretty high-end designer outfits for the couture special.
    She is polished to perfection as she poses in a semi-sheer printed shirt dress and a more glam pnik prom-style frock.
    The Constant Gardener star is gearing up for the UK release of The Lobster which is set to hit box offices in her home country on October 16.
    Rachel plays a short-sighted woman in a dystopian future in which the single citizens are taken to a hotel where they are obliged to find a romantic partner within 45 days or be transformed into beasts and sent off into the woods.


    Read more: Rachel Weisz discusses sexism in Hollywood in Harper's Bazaar | Daily Mail Online
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    This is a beautiful photo of Rachel.

    And yes, sexism sucks!

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    Poor Rachel. Maybe she is throwing shade at her unlikeable hubby.
    I have some famous friends and I have mostly not famous friends.

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    I like her hubby just fine.
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    i love her hubby too.

    and she's right. ever seen a woman stop a man in the street and tell him he should smile more? yeah, i didn't think so.
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    i love her hubby too.

    and she's right. ever seen a woman stop a man in the street and tell him he should smile more? yeah, i didn't think so. and yet men feel entitled to tell women that it's their fucking duty to walk around looking pleasant enough for them.
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    ^^^ yeah, that's annoying (being told to smile).

    it's not just women that expect to be 'likeable' in the work place. what about david caruso? charlie sheen? there may be fewer men that are called out on their bad behavior compared with women, though. i think it will be a loooonng time before we see complete equality.
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    You guys should quit your bitching and get back in the kitchen.
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    And take your shoes off while you're at it.
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    And blow me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i love her hubby too.

    and she's right. ever seen a woman stop a man in the street and tell him he should smile more? yeah, i didn't think so. and yet men feel entitled to tell women that it's their fucking duty to walk around looking pleasant enough for them.
    Yup, I've noticed at my work that the women are told they aren't perky enough with calls. Yet the males are just flat ass not there and monotone. Even my quality coach confessed to this.
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