21 Stars Who Spoke Out Against Sexism in Hollywood

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To say there's a little bit of a sexism problem in Hollywood is like saying David Duke is a little bit racist.

From slut-shaming to body-shaming, from the pay gap to the number of female speaking characters in films (it's just 29.9 percent), celebrity women are regularly given the short end of the stick compared to their male counterparts.

We've got a long way to go, but some celebrities are now speaking out against the injustices women in Tinseltown must deal with on a daily basis.

1. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
For years, Taylor Swift was called out for writing songs about her exes, but she asked a curious question: why aren't male artists targeted for doing the same thing?

2. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
During a press conference promoting Avengers with Robert Downey, Jr., Johansson was questioned on how she got in shape for the role while Downey was asked about character development. Her response: "How come you get the really interesting existential question, and I get the like, 'rabbit food' question?"

3. Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy
Speaking about Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy had this to say: "The lead of this movie is a female amputee. It's a total empowerment of women. It's actually about f**king time."

4. Rihanna

Rihanna
When a reporter assumed Rihanna was looking for her "next man," she shut it down like a total badass.

5. John Legend

John Legend
When Chrissy Teigen was mom-shamed for going out a week after giving birth, husband John Legend questioned why he wasn't targeted. “Funny there’s no dad-shaming,” he wrote on Twitter. “When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn’t have to take it all. We’ll split it.”

6. Madonna

Madonna
Madonna brilliantly points out the sexist and ageist double standard surrounding women dating younger men by comparing herself to Mick Jagger.

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