Politician and actress Cynthia Nixon starred in a powerful video for Girls Girls Girls magazine. The "Sex and the City" star delivered a bitter but truthful monologue about what women have to deal with all the time.
The words were written by blogger Camille Rainville: the text itself was first published in the winter of 2017. Cynthia appeared on the video in a strict suit, with neat hair and makeup. She talked about the conflicting requirements and rules that are presented to women every day.
"Be a lady," they said. "Your skirt is too short, your shirt is too long, don't show so much body, cover up, leave something to the imagination, don't be a temptress," Cynthia began.
"Don't be too fat, don't be too thin, finish eating, lose weight, stop eating so much, order a salad, don't eat carbohydrates, skip dessert, go on a diet," she continued.
"Don't get raped, don't drink too much, don't walk, don't go out too late, don't dress like that, don't get drunk, don't smile at strangers, don't go out at night, don't trust anyone, don't say yes, don't say no." Just be a lady, "they said," summed up the actress and ardent feminist.