Reese Witherspoon’s Dress at the Women in Hollywood Celebration May be Fussy, But Her Speech Sure Wasn’t

Posted on October 17, 2017

Once again, our mouths are shut. Sort of.

 

Look, we’ll just blurt this out quickly: Girl, that’s not your dress. Fussy details aren’t your thang. You need bold body-con looks when you’re not working your Country Club Princess casual style. Said with love!

There. We did our duty.

The reason we sound reticent is because once again, a woman in Hollywood stood up and told her truth to the world, thereby rendering our frivolous bitchery a bit pointless:

“I didn’t sleep at all last night. This is going to be a real emotional rollercoaster because, before we get started honoring one of my very favorite people in the whole world, I just want to say, this has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, for men in a lot of situations and a lot of industries that 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 found it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate. A lot of the feelings I’ve been having about anxiety, about being honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier or taking action. True disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger that I felt at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment. And I wish I could tell you that that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly, it wasn’t. I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault, and I don’t speak about them very often, but after hearing all the stories these past few days and hearing these brave women speak up tonight, the things that we’re kind of told to sweep under the rug and not talk about, it’s made me want to speak up and speak up loudly because I felt less alone this week than I’ve ever felt in my entire career.”

We know we’re all here to talk about dresses and stuff, but it’s a beautiful and heartfelt speech and you should go read the whole thing. What an astonishing couple of weeks it’s been for the entertainment industry.

 

 

Style Credits:
Calvin Klein Black Mini Dress with Sleeve Cutouts
Irene Nueuwirth Jewelry
Christian Louboutin ‘Aketata’ Ankle Strap Sandal

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