Reese Witherspoon: Women Are "Grossly Underrepresented"

Posted Tuesday March 4, 2014 6:52 PM GMT

She’s never been one to hold back her opinion and now Reese Witherspoon is speaking out about women and their lack of empowerment.

During a young women’s conference at her daughter’s school in Los Angeles, the “Legally Blonde” beauty addressed key items that women should focus on this year.

“One in particular that’s important to me is electing more women to official government positions,” Miss Witherspoon explained. “I feel that we are grossly underrepresented. Really support a lot of female political candidates. And I think there are some great organizations that are doing that.”

She continued, “One in particular that’s important to me is electing more women to official government positions. I feel that we are grossly underrepresented. Really support a lot of female political candidates. And I think there are some great organizations that are doing that.”

In regards to why she’s proud of being a woman, Reese stated, “Because we are capable of anything. And we do it all. We do it all so well. I don’t know any weak women. I honestly don’t. People say to me, ‘why don’t you play weak characters?’ And I say, ‘I don’t know any weak women!’ Sometimes I read them in scripts and I think, ‘this isn’t representative of any woman I’ve ever met in my entire life."

“Sometimes you see a girl in a script and you don’t even know what she does for a living. Or what her parents do. Or if she has siblings. You have no information and that’s categorized as a female lead in a film? I find it appalling. It’s head-scratching for me. I have no intention of putting that out in the world. It’s not reality,” she added.

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