Helen Mirren is my feminist dream queen!
Following up on previous comments about sexism in the film industry by Emma Thompson, Helen made a controversial remark, saying that she thinks it’s “sexist” for men to put their arms around their girlfriends, as it suggests ownership over the female.
VERY interesting. She said:
“It annoys me when I see men with an arm slung around their girlfriend’s shoulders. It’s like ownership. Of course, when you’re young, you want the guy to take your hand and look after you.”
The 70-year-old added:
“When I see girls being leaned on, I want to say, ‘Tell him to get his damned arm off your shoulder’.”
Helen, your words impress me. But do I entirely agree? Hard to say. It’s AWFULLY warm in the arms of my hot, hot boyfriend.
What do YOU think of her statement?