Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Being A Trailblazer: ‘It’s Threatening To Men To Have Women Who Are Capable’

Gwyneth Paltrow sat down with Lena Dunham and Lenny Letter to talk all things Goop, feminism and steaming vaginas.

The 43-year-old actress told Dunham how the concept of Goop came to be: “I had this incredibly fortunate life where I was getting to travel and work all over the world. I always had notebooks where I’d jot down, like, where’s the best pizza? I’m in Naples, let me go try them all. So I had all of this information, and it was originally going to be a tiny database for my friends so they would stop f**king calling me.”

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And Paltrow’s success is one of many in the turning tide for women’s equality. She said it’s important to be a trailblazer: “It’s threatening to men to have women who are capable of doing so many things and doing them well. I don’t think it’s consciously threatening and I don’t think it’s all men, but it really challenges the status quo and how people relate to us.

The Oscar-winning actress explained how hard it was for her to succeed: “I was the first one of this generation to do this kind of thing, I got a lot of s**t for it. I sort of welcomed it. Now I’m like, this is why I’m on earth. This is part of my journey, and I’m here to be this person, and that’s okay.”

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Oh, and of course you’ve gotta ask about steaming vaginas: “There’s certain things, I’ve just gotten savvier as I go, so now if I’m writing an article about someone steaming their vagina, I’m like, ‘This is going to be a thing.’ It’s fun.”

Dunham quipped: “Honestly, my first reaction was like, ‘I can’t wait to steam my vagina.'”




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