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Sandra Bullock scared by media’s attack on women

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Sandra Bullock is calling out the media for shaming women over their looks and age and asking for “somebody with a very large hand and big voice” to put a stop to it. Several months after appearing on the front cover of PEOPLE magazine as its ‘most beautiful woman for 2015,’ she spoke to E! News about how she only agreed to do so if she could talk about how she defined beauty. Bullock, 50, discussed her fear of the modern world, which today’s children are growing up in and how young girls in particular are being taught to be self-conscious from a young age. As a mother to a five-year-old son, she said, “I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.” Sandra Bullock is one of many female actors to speak out about the sexism in Hollywood, and she described the bond she feels with others who have had the courage to speak out on misogyny in Hollywood lately. Her call for action comes soon after actress Anna Faris said she feels that female actors are “pitted against one another” due to the unequal opportunity for roles between men and women. And actress Rose McGowan recently claimed she was fired by her agent after criticizing a sexist casting call that asked the women to reveal cleavage with a push-up bra. Bullock praised the many female initiatives occurring at the moment and described the women she finds beautiful as those who “rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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