Natalie is no stranger to sexism.
As an actress in Hollywood, Natalie Dormer is no stranger to sexism. But according to the Game of Thrones actress the worst kind is often overlooked: innate cultural sexism.
Natalie was speaking with ELLE when the topic was brought up. When asked if she faced sexism throughout her career, she replied,
“Only what is sort of innate. But I think that’s the most dangerous kind of sexism: People don’t realize it’s there and we end up surreptitiously accepting it because it’s just part of our culture.”
Natalie makes a good point. So often we talk about explicit sexism or sexism that’s obvious. But how often do we talk about the culture sexism that flies under the radar?
So many things that are not overtly sexist have become ingrained in our culture. So much so that we don’t even think twice about it.
We’d love for Natalie to continue to speak out about the issue and hope she continues to be an advocate for modern feminism.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.