Keira Knightley, the British actress, told Harper’s Bazaar that all the women she knows, including her, have been molested. The actress considers the situation very depressing and also points to the safety of women, referring to the tragic story of Sarah Everard.
Keira Knightley, an actress known, among others. with roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Pride and Prejudice” She said she did not know a woman who would not have been harassed by a man, from insistence and groping to threats and real attacks.
We find confirmation of these words in the research conducted by UN Women (United Nations Women, UN entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) showed that over 70 percent women has experienced sexual harassment in public. According to a survey published in March 2021, this number has risen to 97%. among women aged 18 to 24, according to CNN.
The actress recalls the story of Sarah Everard, A 33-year-old woman, abducted in London and murdered in March this year, which shocked women around the world. She points out the seriousness of the problem and ensures a sense of security for women who return home in the evening. It is also one aspect of the global fight against sexual harassment and sexual assault against women.
Its more ideological dimension it is an attempt to change the perception of women in society. The number of cases of sexual harassment, violence, misogyny, gender inequality, not only in the artistic, scientific and show business environments, but all around, makes us look at the problem more broadly than as cases of hitting the wrong people at the wrong place and time. Nor should there be constant attempts to undermine the seriousness of the problem. Hence the struggle of many public figures, actors and celebrities to change the perception of the female body, her safety and the right to dignity.
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One of such people is just that Keira Knightleywhich goes one step further. It is no accident that an actress with a rich portfolio chooses roles. Set in London in 1970, her 2020 film “Rebellious Miss” is about a women’s liberation movement that defies gender objectification and beauty contests.
In January of this year, the actress stated that will not act in sex scenes directed by men. According to CNN, during her appearance on the Chanel Connects podcast, in an interview with director Lulu Wang (known from the movie “The Lie”) and writer-producer Diane Solway, the actress said that she does not like the male gaze at her and therefore does not want to shoot such scenes under the direction of a man.