BE A LADY THEY SAID... - very powerful speech by Cynthia Nixon:
Here is some information about this video found online:
BE A LADY THEY SAID... - Cynthia Nixon
Published by : Girls. Girls. Girls. Magazine
Directed by Paul McLean
Words by Camille Rainville
Narrated by Cynthia Nixon
Produced by Claire Rothshein
Post by Mini Content
Music by Louis Souyave
"The video was produced for the new magazine “Girls. Girls. Girls.” and is based on a piece of writing by Camille Rainville that was published on her blog “Writings of a Furious Woman” in 2017.
The piece explores the conflicting messages women have been given about how they should look, eat, and behave in the workplace and in relationships with men. It also addresses other issues related to feminism and sexual assault, such as victim-blaming.
And a part of script:
"Your skirt is too short; your shirt is too low. Don't show so much skin; cover up. Leave something to the imagination. Don't be a temptress. Men can't control themselves. Men have needs. Look sexy. Look hot. Don't be so provocative; you're asking for it. Wear black. Wear heels. You're too dressed up; you're too dressed down."
"Eat up. Slim down. Stop eating so much. Order a salad. Don't eat carbs, skip dessert, go on a diet. God, you look like a skeleton! Why don't you just eat? You look emaciated, you look sick. Men like women with some meat on their bones. Be a size zero. Be a double zero. Be nothing. Be less than nothing.”
"Don't attract attention. Don't work late. Don't crack dirty jokes. Don't smile at strangers. Don't go out at night. Don't trust anyone,”
"Don't say yes. Don't say no.”