Sexism is a problem that still pervades everything in this world. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of celebrities, where females are not only placed under the scrutiny of the media, but they’re often subjected to questions that highlight the problems our society still has with gender. Below is a list of the fifteen best examples of women being subjected to the sexism evident in this world, calling them out for the sexist things they’re being put through.
1. Amy Poehler’s fantastic reaction to this tired question
2. Cate Blanchett’s aggressive backlash to the person behind this camera that points out the red carpet double standard
3. Emma Stone’s sarcastic response to the needless squawking that many women are bothered by
4. Alice Eve passed off her question to Simon Pegg to highlight how ridiculous it is in the first place…
5. …before then being asked whether she felt she was too pretty to play a scientist once she was on her own
6. This brilliantly quick response from Laura Conrad flips the question of her “favourite position” on its head
7. Why assume a female actress has the ability to be smart as well? Mayim Balik showed this reporter exactly why
8. In no other career would it be appropriate to ask someone if they were wearing underwear. Scarlett Johansson makes it clear it shouldn’t be alright if you’re an actor either
9. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey don’t even have to say anything to show what they think of this question
10. Elizabeth Moss shows us all exactly what she thinks of the “mani-cam”
11. Taylor Swift went from smile to fight when this reporter said she’d be leaving with not just an award but “lots of men”
12. Rihanna shared a fairly similar opinion to Swift, responding like this when asked what she was looking for in the next man
While many of these responses are quite funny, these women are helping highlight a very real problem that all women have to grapple with. Please, do your bit to fight against sexism and always be thinking about your pre-conceived notions on gender. It’s never too late to learn.