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Powerful Ways Celebrities Called Out Sexism In 2018

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Reese Witherspoon
During her speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event, Witherspoon shared her story of being sexually assaulted at 16 by a director, pitching her voice into the Me Too movement.

“This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths. I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, about being honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier," Witherspoon said. “[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment."