There have been plenty of examples in recent months of female celebs sharing their stories of experiencing sexism in Hollywood, but now Sandra Bullock is coming forward to reveal that being a huge international box-office star doesn’t make you immune from sexism.
During a recent press conference for her upcoming flick Our Brand Is Crisis, the 51-year-old Oscar-winner revealed her own experience facing sexism.
“I never knew that there were limitations where I was looked at as less than until I was actually pretty deep in this business and I had a pretty unsettling moment, and I went “Oh my God, I’m being treated this way because I’m female,'”; she said.
“I grew up to be exactly who I was supposed to be and have the opinions I wanted to have and didn’t think there were limitations to that,”; she explained. “So I thought, politically, I was pretty open-minded and could speak my mind and then I saw I wasn’t supposed to.”;
She adds that her politics, like those of most people, are shaped by their families and life experience. “I just want what’s best for our country,”; she said. “I would like my rights represented and those of my son – very selfish views and I think everyone else has them.”;