It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
I don’t mind a dirty girl. But what I find tragic is when we, as women, become not the subject of our own story but someone else’s object.
Women are not making it to the top. A hundred and ninety heads of state nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, thirteen per cent are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top – C-level jobs, board seats – tops out at fifteen, sixteen per cent.
We must make it clear that a platform of ‘I hate gay men and women’ is not a way to become president of the United States.
Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there’s this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I’m in the middle ground – I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.