Jane Fonda speaks out on gender equality

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 December 2015
Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Hollywood actress Jane Fonda says women ought to be more strongly represented in cinema

Jane Fonda thinks it's important women are more strongly represented in cinema.

The 77-year-old actress says the movie industry performs an important cultural role and claims the business is currently missing "the narrative of half of the world's population".

She told Vulture: "It's important because women view things differently, whether it's a relationship or the entire global situation.

"If the narratives only come from men, we're missing the narrative of half of the world's population!"

Jane said the lack of a female voice in the movie business has broader implications.

The 'Barbarella' actress said: "Movies are what create our consciousness, so we're being harmed - not just women, but men, too.

"If you don't get the narrative of the other half, you're going to be diminished because of it."

Earlier this year, Jane - who is a long-time advocate of gender equality - gave her own definition of feminism.

She said: "Feminism doesn't mean that you're against men or that you're some angry bra-burner.

"Feminism is nothing less than saying I want to be a whole human being with equal rights and equal opportunities."

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