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by Shanee Edwards
Shanee Edwards is a screenwriter who earned her master's degree at UCLA Film School. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her TV pilot, Ada and the Machine, is cur...
It's 2017, but Hollywood is still a little bit ass-backwards. These celebs aren't about to keep quiet about it, though.
Updated by Sarah Long on 3/30/17
We're so inspired by Witherspoon! We also can't wait to see which leading role she chooses next.
We love the way she's working it -- and can't get enough of herPitch Perfect performances.
We can always count on Sarah Silverman to have strong opinions that make way too much sense.
That takes courage, Emma! And your huge IMDb rap sheet shows that all your integrity paid off.
Hilarious, but also kind of true.
Now that's the spirit! It's easy to see how Goldberg became a triple threat: Comedian, actor and TV host.
Susan Sarandon tells it like it is.
Both a successful actress and writer, Kaling also rocked it as the character Disgust in the Pixar film Inside Out.
As the queen of rom-com, we know Bullock speaks the truth.
Arquette recently won an Oscar for her performance in Boyhood and currently stars in the television show CSI: Cyber.
Calling all screenwriters — let's write some amazing roles for Carey Mulligan!
The Geena Davis Institute researches and educates people on gender in the media.
Just say "no" to chick flicks.
She's more than that.
There's a reason Fonda is one of the most revered female trailblazers in Hollywood.
We love the way you Dunham keeps her feminist ideals at the forefront in Girls.
Always a class act in Hollywood, Blanchett gives us hope.
Child actor turned superstar, you can always count on Natalie Portman to dream big.
There's nothing not to love about Rodriguez's dedication to achieving her dreams.
We can't believe no one's thought of this before.
We'd watch a Knightley-directed movie all day.
Always outspoken, Kunis has never been known for pulling any punches at work or at play.
This just articulates the issue so well.
Allison Janney talks about a past interaction with an agent.
Amber Tamblyn says there is pressure in society to look a certain way.
America Ferrera says Hispanic women are beautiful with curves.
Anne Hathaway says that the image that's put out there for women to conform to annoys her.
Ashley Judd says it's up to us to take pop culture back.
Cara Delevingne says superhero movies are totally sexist.
Elizabeth Banks says sexism in Hollywood is not particularly overt.
Ellen DeGeneres says people give her a hard time for not wearing dresses.
Ellen Page says you're at a loss if you don't fit that specific vision.
Ellen Pompeo says there's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV.
Ellie Kemper says there's no difference in what women can bring to comedy as opposed to men.
Frances McDormand says women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's.
Helena Bonham Carter says she's become very angry and depressed by some roles she's been offered.
Helen Mirren says it was tough when she was younger.
Jennifer Aniston says you don't see a lot of men getting asked why they're not married or having children.
Jessica Chastain wants to know why it's taking so long for a Scarlett Johansson superhero movie.
Jessica Lange says Hollywood is a fantasy that has nothing to do with reality.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she's not denying the existence of sexism.
Julia Roberts says we live in a panicked, dysmorphic society.
Kate Winslet says she feels lucky to be curvy.
Katey Sagal says Married with Children was racy.
Kathy Bates says it's really tough for women in Hollywood.
Kathy Griffin says sexism in late-night talk shows is profound.
Kerry Washington says she thinks gender is relevant.
Kyra Sedgwick says Hollywood is sexist and ageist.
Maggie Smith says you're lucky to get any roles as an older actress.
Melissa McCarthy says sexism is an intense sickness.
Olivia Wilde says it's really hard to get stories made that are about women.
Oona Chaplin says there's a lot of sexism and objectification in Hollywood.
Oprah Winfrey says excellence is the best deterrent to sexism.
Roseanne Barr says women should try to increase their size to be reckoned with.
Rose McGowan says that "director" should be a unisex term.
Rosie Perez says she never lets sexism be her problem.
Salma Hayek says women make more than men in the porno industry.
Sarah Michelle Gellar says she loves that women can play the lead in a horror film in Asian culture.
Shirley MacLaine says she's made so many movies playing a hooker.
Tina Fey says to move on if no one is truly stopping you from doing what you want to do.
Uma Thurman says women are for add-on romance in films.
Zoe Saldana says it's very hard being a woman in a man's world.
Zooey Deschanel says it's sexist to think that somebody can't act in a girly way.
Rooney Mara says that the terminology used to describe actresses who have a point of view is unfair.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wonders how many good, meaty movie roles are out there for women.
Olivia Wilde says she'll never again take Hollywood worship seriously.
Priyanka Chopra wonders why women can't have it all in their roles.
Taraji P. Henson says it was very important to her that her character not be a caricature.
Viola Davis says we've been fed a whole slew of lies about women.
With this refreshing dose of honesty, now we love Hollywood's most "likable" funny girl even more.
Most women are still struggling in Tinseltown.
Emma Watson can do no wrong in our eyes.
Brie Larson tells it like it is when it comes to utterly sexist Hollywood casting calls.
Even dear Gwynnie has experienced this all-too-common sexist Hollywood BS.
Nicole Kidman inspires us with a solution to sexism: Give our girls more opportunities and lots of them.
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