Cate Blanchett used Steve Bannon to prove a point about sexual harassment.
The “Thor: Ragnarok” star, accepting a Style Icon Award Monday, pushed back against the theory that women are “asking for it” based on their wardrobe.
“We all like looking sexy, but it doesn’t mean we want to f–k you. No one says to Steve Bannon, ‘You look like a bag of trash. Do you want me to throw you out?’” she said.
Blanchett also compared Steve Bannon to a “bag of trash.”
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“For me, the true icons of style, and I think there’s a bit of a theme emerging here tonight, it’s that for me it’s always those women who’ve been utterly themselves without apology — whose physical presence and their aesthetic is really integrated in a non-self-conscious way.”
Blanchett’s comments directly oppose an essay from “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik that cast blame on victims for how they dress or act.
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“I still make choices every day as a 41-year-old actress that I think of as self-protecting and wise,” she wrote for a New York Times op-ed titled “Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World.”
“I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with. I dress modestly. I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy.”
Bialik has since apologized and said her intention was not to have “implied or overtly stated that you can be protected from assault because of the clothing that you wear or the behavior that you exhibit.”