In a stirring speech, Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain advocated for equality and women’s rights at Variety’s annual Power of Women: New York luncheon on Friday.
Chastain, introduced by Lena Dunham, was honored for her work with Planned Parenthood, an organization that she relied on for birth control services before she became a big-screen star. Access to affordable reproductive health care “makes it possible for a woman to have the equal opportunity of her male counterparts of having jurisdiction over her body, her life and her health,” she said.
Chastain also called out (without mentioning his name) Bill O’Reilly for his sexual misconduct, applauding the women who stood up and told Fox News enough is enough.
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