Helen Mirren Opposes Men Putting Their Arms Around Women. WHY?

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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’.”

(Via PerezHilton)

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?

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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September 15th, 2015 at 8:00 pm

AGREE! I always hated for anyone to put their arm around my shoulders–it hobbled me and made me feel diminished. Team #Helen!

September 16th, 2015 at 8:33 am

She has officially crossed over into grumpy old lady territory. I think it is sexist that men are made to feel shameful for loving the woman they are with. How many more mixed signals are women going to dispense to the male species? Hold the door open, NO! don’t hold the door open you sexist pig! Hold my hand, NO! don’t hold my hand you sexist pig! No wonder so many men are turned off by womens issues.

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