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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I love Audrey Hepburn. She's basically the dreamiest lady ever. She's just so perfect. She's one of the most beautiful women ever, but she's so much more than that. She was such a talented actress... she won a Best Actress Oscar and she was nominated 5 times for the award. She survived World War II... seriously, she was in living in Nazi-occupied Netherlands and she saw people get shot and she almost died herself from malnutrition and anemia. SHE USED TO HELP THE UNDERGROUND DUTCH RESISTANCE DURING THE WAR. She was such a great person... she stopped acting so young and basically dedicated the rest of her life in UNICEF, visiting the poorest nations on the planet and helping needy children. She was just so great.
Audrey Hepburn was such a great role model to smart, independent women. And I feel that not enough women look up to her. I think there are two kinds of people on this planet... Audrey Hepburn people, and Marilyn Monroe people. And I think a lot more people are Monroe people, and it makes me sad. And doubt that sexism will ever go away.
As a feminist, I've always had a problem with women who worship Marilyn Monroe. Yeah, she was pretty and all, but I just feel like she reinforces every sexist stereotype about women and helps maintain the chains of sexism holding down the future generations who look up to her. Like, COOL, she had to pose nude in men's magazines before she could graduate to playing crappy sexy roles in a handful of films. She had to play the game in a male-dominated society and be a sex object to achieve fame. She had to sleep with important, powerful men to reinforce her self-worth until she died of a drug overdose. AWESOME. SHE'S MY HERO. Like, what's the difference between Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson? Or Anna Nicole Smith? Except for that time that Anna Nicole Smith was really fat and she had babies, I don't see any difference in these two women. Are future generations going to revere Anna Nicole Smith like they do Marilyn Monroe? Kill me now.
Audrey Hepburn is the anti-Marilyn Monroe. Monroe is an empty vessel, holding women down, while Hepburn is such a great example of inner beauty and talent who chose to live her life with substance, elegance and grace. I just really like her a lot.