Natalie Portman thinks Hollywood isn't doing women & feminism any favours

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As one of the leading female actresses in Hollywood - Natalie Portman has a few ideas on how women should be portrayed on the big screen.

Speaking in Elle's November issue, she explained, 'I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. I want both to be able to do whatever they want sexually without being called names. I want them to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad - human, basically,' she said.

She continued, 'The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you're making a "feminist" story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That's not feminist, that's macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathise with.'

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