Natalie Portman Has Some Powerful Advice For When A Man Calls A Woman Crazy ❤

Oscar winning actress, Natalie Portman, was honored this past Friday at Variety’s Power of Women Event. She has been no stranger to speaking out on behalf of women everywhere, and things were no different here. She began to list the subtle ways we can stop sexism and misogyny.

One particular comment seemed to get the crowd going.

“Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult. If a man says to you that a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him, ‘What bad thing did you do to her?'”

She went on to speak about diversity.

“If any group you‰Ûªre in has people who only look like you, change that group. It‰Ûªs an awakening experience to hear from women who have different experiences of marginalization.”

Both of these comments are particularly salient. Women in positions of power, or women who ask for what they need are often labeled as ‘overbearing’ or ‘crazy’ for engaging in behaviors that men are celebrated for. Furthermore, her comments about diversity highlight how levers of privilege work across differences of sex, gender, sexuality, race, economic station etc. This means that a room full of women doesn’t go far enough if all of those women are white, cis, straight, able-bodied and economically privileged. Diversifying the people in the room means diversifying the perspectives.

People were especially here for her “what bad thing did you do to her,” question.

People also had some choice criticism for some men who got a little salty in the Twitter responses.

And most were here for all of it.

Amen, Natalie.

H/T: Huffington Post, Twitter