Feminist Claire Danes Thinks Inequality In The Film Industry is “F!@#ing Crazy!”

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Welcome to 2013. A day and age where although women are making amazing strides in all industries, there is still a fair way to go in reaching complete equality. In an industry like film and television which has arguably the most influence on the social conscience, its surprising we haven’t noticed the unfair advantage men have had, earlier. Better late than never, but with shocking statistics like these released by NYU, its no wonder there are some key women in film like Diablo Cody, and Michelle Rodriguez making noise.

That noise is saying “girls get involved, let’s change the status quo!”

Actress Claire Danes, famous for her role as Carrie Mathison in the hit series Homeland, and other notable roles in Terminator and Romeo and Juliet, has told Glamour Magazine why it is important for her to be a feminist, and continue choosing role which elevate the ideologies of young female audiences into choosing career paths that exemplify what we women are truly capable of.

“I am a feminist. And I’m so glad that Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she’s quite vocal about it. Yes, women have more freedom and more influence than ever, but it’s hardly equal. It’s just not. It’s really f–king crazy. I’m sorry I’m cursing. But it’s wild that women are underrepresented [in Hollywood]. I have real anxiety about directing, and that’s something to question and challenge and correct.”

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It’s somewhat comforting to know that it irks women like Claire Danes enough to spur her to action to change this.

It’s when we are happy with whatever is shoved in our faces and not willing to upset the delicate balance that we lose out on what we could create for ourselves.

If there is anything we can learn from this is that feminism is well and truly alive in Hollywood, and we hope this will be a movement that will ignite the passions of young women everywhere to aspire much higher than reality TV, fame, physical appearance and just living for the superficial. With role such as Claire’s in Homeland, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal, and even actresses like Natalie Portman and Sandra Bullock making female scientists cool in Thor and Gravity (respectively) we are definitely heading toward change, but can’t let go of the reigns just yet.

The future generations will thank you, Claire Danes, for using your influential voice to speak out for gender equality.

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