Visionary Cate Blanchett Suggests Women Who’ve Stopped Menstruating Still Like Movies
Thinking outside of the baby box.
Hollywood seems to have a difficult enough time understanding that young women are a real demographic that will pay money in exchange for movie tickets, so Cate Blanchett’s knowledge bomb is going to blow their minds: women aren’t actually set adrift on ice flows when they stop menstruating and may even still watch movies!
That’s what she told Vogue Australia when asked if she thought the popularity of actresses like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench showed that the conventional, no-old-ladies thought process of movie studios was changing. Blanchett responded (via E! Online), “Female audiences are driving the change, I think. Women don’t stop consuming cultural product once they stop menstruating.”
That’s right, studio execs! Ladies, regardless of age or state of menses, do in fact have all the necessary biological equipment to enjoy culture! The audience is out there. No one is getting taken to the Near-Death Star by the Sunset Squad. This isn’t Futurama. The older members of the population, some of them women—surprising, I know—do indeed consume entertainment.
In a tour de force of bluntness, she also addressed people’s shock at other obvious things like gender wage inequality among actors, saying, “People were surprised? There are countless industries around the world where women in top positions are not equally remunerated for equal work.”
So let’s go, Hollywood. Women deserve equal pay and entertainment that speaks to them regardless of menstruation status. Deal with it.
— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) March 18, 2015