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Jennifer Lawrence Summarizes Everything That's Wrong With Our Culture Today In 1 Sentence


Offbeat  (tags: women, tv, americans, culture, media, movies, society, arts )

JL
- 488 days ago - upworthy.com
This smart and beautiful Oscar winner is excellent proof that there are more than, um, three kinds of women in the world. Share this reminder--especially if you know some Hollywood producers.



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Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:38 pm
very clever of her
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:50 pm
Amen sister!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 9:31 pm
three cheers to her, does anyone listen? Thx JL
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 9:42 pm
Good question Angelika. You are welcome. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Carol D. (104)
Friday March 29, 2013, 5:56 am
Looks like she has summed up womens acting roles

noted thanks
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:03 am
Well done. Increases my respect for this fine actress!
 

Nancy M. (201)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:14 am
Great quote. Thanks.

And wonderful question Angelika.
 

Harshiita Sharma (139)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:21 am
I so love her!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:52 am
Good for her.
 

John B. (215)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:31 am
Thanks J.L. for the post and link. Great quote and right on the mark. Viewed and noted.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:40 am
If you don't buy into the "rules" then you have no need to defend yourself by saying it.
 

Amy L. (77)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:00 am
Smart lady!
 

Beba h. (89)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:07 am
Kudo for Jennifer for cutting through the stereotypes !
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:17 am
I'd call that an expression of wisdom!
 

JL A. (272)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:36 am
You are welcome Carol and John.
You cannot currently send a star to Nancy because you have done so within the last day.
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:53 am

After just watching the video offered by Gene J to Care2 viewers, I guess it's difficult to not bring these two together. I don't know many of the new Hollywood actors, I don't watch the Oscars and I honestly do not believe I had ever heard this young woman's name. Nonetheless, without the tag line about "being lucky" the rest of the statement stands for not just women in Hollywood, but all women. We are expected to live in the boundaries of stereo types.

When a man breaks free of certain preconceived ideas about men, he is a "mover" a guy that is going places. When a woman does the same, she either accomplished her goals "on her back", by being a "witch" a ball buster, or treated differently because the business needed more women at the top. In all likelihood, none of those descriptors apply, it's a societal perspective of women.

Keep your weight down, dress properly, always look good, make no mistakes and little lady, you too can get ahead in this world.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:59 am
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

Gene Jacobson (247)
Friday March 29, 2013, 9:50 am
She's right, but I think she missed one. Loved the Hunger Games, by the way, have the trilogy, read 'em all twice already and am looking forward to the other movies. I loved Silver Linings Playbook too. She is very talented, but the one role she didn't mention is the one that virtually every female actress plays in one way or another. Hooker. Slut. Tramp. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes not, sometimes with a heart of gold - depending on who the woman is and her current "star" status - sometimes drugged out. You do see a guy occasionally cast as a gigolo but virtually every woman as she comes up is cast as a prostitute at some point. Even when they call her Pretty Woman, the back story is not. I hope Jennifer avoids that one, but not many do.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:31 pm
Excellent observation Gene!You cannot currently send a star to Gene because you have done so within the last day.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:49 pm
What a refreshing breath of fresh air this young lady is. Classy all the way.
 

Sara W. (110)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:59 pm
Love that girl. She's so great at acting and in person she's so real and honest.
 

Veronica C. (42)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:09 pm
She's young, but she's on to Hollywood. She has previously commented on Hollywood's obsession with weight too.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:56 pm
A very classy young lady. Let's not forget she's human and young but will hopefully minimize any mistakes to come.
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:28 pm
This makes me like her even more.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:36 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Theodore because you have done so within the last day.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:52 pm
Being a fan of classic Hollywood film these are the parts that made most women immortal Very few were able to not be catagorized into these roles as Lawrence stated. Loy, Garson, Hepburn, DeHaviland, Garland, were some of the rare few who MGM did not cast as bitches, nice yes. What was left ?
Davis, Heyward, Crawford, were the hard edged women of film.
You took what the studio gave you. This of course is not the case today.Julia Roberts, Sally Field , even Anne Bancroft are cases in point.
 
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