Christina Ricci: Things are bad for women
Christina Ricci thinks things are "bad for women" at the moment.
The 36-year-old actress has admitted that while she doesn’t wish to get drawn into the ongoing doubt about Donald Trump’s suitability as the US President, she believes the landscape has been bad for women "for a long time".
She said: "Leaving the presidency out of the answer, I think that things are bad for women and have been bad for a long time and I think just because this person has been elected, it’s not anything new."
However, the Hollywood star insisted women should take it upon themselves to change their position within society.
Christina told the Radio Times: "Things aren’t great but I do think we have a responsibility, as women, to look at why it’s not so great for us and change our own roles before we expect people who don’t have our life experience to understand."
Earlier this month, meanwhile, Christina admitted she finds it difficult to be "taken seriously" at times as she is a "small, young-looking actress".
But she claimed the prejudice usually stems from her fellow actresses, rather than from men.
The ‘Addams Family’ star said: "The sad truth is that it’s usually the other women who are not taking you seriously. The reason misogyny doesn’t really seem to lessen as much over time as other social problems is because I think women really buy into it and perpetuate it in a lot of ways. I’m excited about this next generation coming up because they don’t seem to have those issues.
"I do have to fight to be taken seriously. Being very small and young-looking and an actress? Oh my god. People are just like, ‘Well, this one’s an idiot. Clearly.’ I’m learning how to manage that."
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