Brie Larson Responds to Harvey Weinstein Accusations: ‘To Live Life As A Woman Is To Live Life On The Defense’

Yesterday, Brie Larson was one of the thousands of women on Twitter answering the heartbreaking question “When did you meet YOUR Harvey Weinstein?”

The tweet, written by journalist Anne T. Donahue, garnered thousands of responses from women sharing their stories of workplace harassment from a boss, often at a young age.

Brie joined the conversation, tweeting,

But of course, her tweet was met with replies like “Defense? Just say no and keep walking” and “And asking for a number is harassment?? Imagine living as a man trying not to upset feminists…”

I just sighed for six whole minutes.

Brie fought back, though, and tweeted,

Yep. I am. A lot of people aren’t, though. But continue.

That she even has to break this down is devastating. That the tweet asking for women to share their harassment experiences accumulated thousands of replies is devastating.

Brie wrote,

“As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment. It’s not your fault. I believe you.”

Thank you, Brie, for remaining one of those voices, and for perfectly articulating to social media abusers why the small act of empathy is so important.

Anne Catherine Demere
Anne Catherine Demere is an intern with Femestella. She is almost too passionate about pop culture and the entertainment industry and she loves to write about it. One of her favorite things is when feminism and pop culture overlap. She's either starting a new TV show or in class, there's no in between. And those two rarely coincide.