Top Stories

Nicole Kidman to Congress: Violence Against Women is Unacceptable

Nicole Kidman to Congress: Violence Against Women is Unacceptable

Nicole Kidman, Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), speaks during the “International Violence Against Women: Stories and Solutions” hearing at Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday (October 21) in Washington, D.C.

“Violence against women is not prosecuted because it is not a top government and urgent social priority. We can change this,” the 42-year-old Aussie actress told Congress. “[They] need and deserve our support. Not with a box of band aids but with a comprehensive, well-funded approach that acknowledges that women’s rights are human rights.”

FYI: Nicole is wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress.

10+ pictures inside of Nicole Kidman speaking to Congress…

Like Just Jared on Facebook
nicole kidman congress violence against women 01
nicole kidman congress violence against women 02
nicole kidman congress violence against women 03
nicole kidman congress violence against women 04
nicole kidman congress violence against women 05
nicole kidman congress violence against women 06
nicole kidman congress violence against women 07
nicole kidman congress violence against women 08
nicole kidman congress violence against women 09
nicole kidman congress violence against women 10
nicole kidman congress violence against women 11
nicole kidman congress violence against women 12
nicole kidman congress violence against women 13
nicole kidman congress violence against women 14

Credit: Brandon Todd; Photos: Kris Connor/Getty, SplashNewsOnline
Posted to: Nicole Kidman

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Miss California contestant suffers awful nip slip- US Weekly
  • Singer Sly Stone gets $5 million after winning lawsuit- TMZ
  • Did Lena Dunham get married in secret?- Gossip Cop
  • This principal's "Let It Go" snow parody is epic- Just Jared Jr
  • A Disney actor was charged with spying on women- Radar
  • The latest update on the Blink-182 situation- Huffington Post
  • Emile Hirsch allegedly assaults a woman- Lainey Gossip
  • A fan fave HBO show just got renewed- The Hollywood Reporter

114 Responses to “Nicole Kidman to Congress: Violence Against Women is Unacceptable”

  1. 1
    British Latin American Says:

    Lovely lady. Is she blonde agaib?

  2. 2
    male Says:

    love her
    shes perfect
    great actress
    grest person
    and beautiful!!

  3. 3
    British Latin American Says:

    oops, again?

  4. 4
    popart Says:

    chris brown are you paying attention?

  5. 5
    bessett Says:

    Lay off the restalyne, Nic!

  6. 6
    wendy Says:

    She looks stunning!

  7. 7
    Lydia Says:

    beautiful! and such a woman to look up to :)

  8. 8
    christine Says:

    I may say silly things on Jared’s board, but I’m grateful for any1 noticing the abuse against women.

  9. 9
    titi Says:

    she looks beautiful.

  10. 10
    annab Says:

    She has such an elegant quality and seems very genuine.

  11. 11
    Rosa Says:

    Violence against men is Unacceptable too.
    There are a lot of women out there who abuse men, which gets overlooked a lot.
    No one should be abused, man or woman or child or animals or plants.

  12. 12
    dogville Says:

    I respect her more everyday !! she looks Stunning !!

  13. 13
    Anonymous Says:

    Last week, all Web sites and blogs was Trashing Nicole for just a Ponytail Hairstyle saing the old botox crap now they will come up with something else .because they simply hate her

    pic no 7

    i thing we should look more at Renée Zellweger zombie botox face .

    From the Elle Women in Hollywood tribute October 19, 2009

  14. 14
    rhonda Says:

    these “wonder” women never cease to amaze me! and this accomplishes “what” men shouldn’t hit women, that’s BAD! Thanks Nicole, you medal is in the mail.

  15. 15
    ss334 Says:

    is back into Blond hair ? she does look great

  16. 16
    layla Says:

    U can see clearly the lines – wrinkles on forehead & around the mouth & eyes …
    Iam truly fid up with this subject opened time after time & people post stupid subjects about the same story … when clearly it obvious she is not using Botox
    I must admit she does look really YOUNG & she reminds me of her look in the 90s

  17. 17
    pan hall Says:

    I never understood how people could be truly narrow minded , when some one like Nicole kidman in a primer or a certain public appearance , there are 50 factors playing a role in her look & u start hearing stories about Botox & the same subjects is opened over & over , then she is in a new occasion with less make up ” the case here ” & obviously she is 100% Botox free … people go like ” her botox is lying off !!!! ” they should understand bottox injects last for minimum 3 months , her Omega appearance was last week !!

  18. 18
    christine Says:


  19. 19
    toto22frooty Says:

    The Woman is HOT

  20. 20
    majeda Says:

    classy , elegant , stunning , but why the blond hair !!!

  21. 21
    eeeme now Says:

    I dont understand why all actresses are dying to do something in the UN , Aneglian , Naomi , Theron & Kidman !!
    she is so seriuse in these pictures !!
    Looking really good

  22. 22
    the rocky Says:

    Wasnt she having red hair last week ??
    man she is Stunning in these pics

  23. 23
    dee cee Says:

    Ouch.. that law enforced has got to hurt a lot of cultures who consider women and children private property, just a little lower than land, livestock and crops.

    United Nations Development Fund for Women is a joke as most of their leaders and members are of those cultures who do not respect the freedom and basic rights of women or children and will not enforce any law that takes away the man’s control over their bargaining tool, to keep, barter or kill at his whim.

  24. 24
    oy Says:

    Agreed Bessett. She’s a beautiful woman. The filler in the lips is out of control. Amazing and sad that someone can be that renowned for their beauty and talent and still be insecure enough to tinker with their face.

  25. 25
    m Says:

    I feel so proud of be a fan of hers, she´s certanly a rule model

  26. 26
    Gregory Says:

    They found Somer’s little dead virgin body in a swampy garbage dump on the same day Nicole was in DC… I wonder why?

  27. 27
    Status quo Says:

    I like her better there! With a fuller face and less botox! Girl looks amazing! She seriously does not need Botox man…every time she gets it I want to cry. I’m really happy for her :)

  28. 28
    eliza Says:

    Kudos to Nicole and Angelina and Charlize and a host of others who use their celebrity to draw attention to important causes. That’s the function they serve, and I admire them for getting involved. Nicole looks lovely, by the way – a very classy woman,

  29. 29
    LadyB Says:

    Nicole will always be smart and stunnung. People think she’s done plastic surgery and botox ..she sais she hasn’t and I believe her 100%. She has that rare skin that is pale and almost perfect. Marcia Cross also has that kind of skin. They are very pale and almost wrinkle free.

  30. 30
    lolo Says:

    i love everything about her !! she is an icon

  31. 31
    liona alone Says:

    i really loved her new red hair , she looks good with the blond hair , but i think the ginger was perfect on her

  32. 32
    EaISo Says:

    Kidman is rocking in these pics … love her

  33. 33
    rhonda Says:

    thiese post prove my point, its about HER!

  34. 34
    she shall remain nameless Says:

    Lay off the botox!!!

  35. 35
    andy Says:

    cant wait to see her in NINE & Rabbit HOLE
    is she back into Blond hair , i think the ginger hair was fitting perfectly , still looking really good

  36. 36
    sandra's dream Says:

    I think she should do a movie where she is working in a congress or something !! she does look very seriuse in these pics ..
    Go Nicole

  37. 37
    GONDA Says:

    this is a good effort

  38. 38
    copyboy Says:

    OK help me here , how on earth would they transform her into a man in The Danish Girl , cant wait for the first on set pic
    She does look really good in these photos , considering the fact she is 42

  39. 39
    Moi Says:

    You are the idiot with Schizophrenia if you can’t get in inside your head that DOMESTIC ABUSE GOES BOTH WAYS.

  40. 40
    Sassy Says:

    Maybe she did have work on her lips, they look better now than they did when she first did it, sort of in the middle of overboard & natural thin lips.
    Anyway, overall she looks gorgeous. I wish for her & her husband to have another child too.
    She could give some lessons to Katie Holmes on how to pose & work it on the runway. Nicole always has perfect posture, and 99% of the time is dressed impeccably. Katie needs a new stylist!
    I wonder if Nicole is reading about the upcoming collapse of the scientology cult & hears what’s coming out of her ex’s mouth! Calling protestors “squirrels”…..parroting the cult leader. No mind of his own left. What a shame! ROCK ON NICOLE, soooo glad you got the heck out of that mess. I hope you see your 2 older kids often, they are growing up so fast. Don’t see much of Bella in the tabs but that Connor, WHOA, what a cutie!!!!!!

  41. 41
    clay Says:

    @popart: I am not a fan of Chris Brown, but clearly he is not the first guy to wop a woman. By the way, did you see the Tyra show the other day of a woman abusing a man? What if that was your son this woman was slapping around? Its time to drop this Chris Brown biz.

  42. 42
    lisa Says:

    looks like she’s on her way to becoming a jocelyn wildenstein in this picture

  43. 43
    Pippi Says:

    She is amazing but I think it was very rude and not nice at all for the photographer to get so close as to show her bloodshot eyes. The focus should be kept at the core of her mission and less on how she looked and etc. Kudos to a lovely woman on a mission.

  44. 44
    share me Says:

    why doesnt she start filming a movie … great effort for this , plz go back to movies
    i love how classy she is

  45. 45
    input Says:

    how does she look so good at this age ! i would die to have these legs

  46. 46
    diamo Says:

    so why is she wearing two dresses ? is it at the same event ?
    she knows how a lady should look like
    lovely Nicole

  47. 47
    s339 Says:

    my mom is 42 & she doesnt look like this at all … hottie

  48. 48
    ONE Says:

    Ok no Botox here , but the uper lip had something done …& i think it fits here perfectly

  49. 49
    0009 Says:

    she is avery busy woman

  50. 50
    trvisty Says:

    these pics were taken with high resolution cameras , no photographer was that close , still she is a big name , they would die to take as much pics as they can
    she looks good here

  51. 51
    33 park Says:

    i think the hair color here has the perfcet tone
    she is flawless

  52. 52
    xxx Says:

    Listen up, Chris Brown!

  53. 53
    fr mcgee Says:

    Another hollywood idiot spouting off about something she apparently has no clue on. ALL the laws on the books favor women in a domestic violence situation. Guys aren’t even allowed to speak, they are simply arrested and hauled off (regardless of the truth). Kidman, another know-nothing ******* with a soapbox.

  54. 54
    Marieme Says:

    Nicole’s a doll! Inside and out.

  55. 55

    @fr mcgee:

    Idiot! there are different rules and laws for each country. Have you ever been to Kenya? Congo? Pakistan? You’re a moron and you don’t deserve to be called human.

  56. 56
    mary Says:

    @ 53, why so much hatred? You shoult thank Nicole to give her voice to all the women in the world that stay in the silence. thanks to her unifem made a lot of progress. thank to her 5 MILLIONS people sign a petion to ask the ONU new laws against violence in the world. thanks to her millions of people all over the world are more sensible in front of this problem. you should shut up against talking. you shouldn stop hate someone who works hard to make this world better, a celebrity who uses her fame and popularity to help good causes. not like you, sit in front of a PC writing vicious thing because you know how much useless and stupid you are.
    read her speech you will know nicole is humble enough to say she has a lot of things to learn yet, she’s not expert but just a voice to all the women that have not voice.

  57. 57
    taco Says:

    marieme, stupid. inside and outside.

    I’m so proud of Nicole. a great lady!

  58. 58
    Danny Says:

    Can I see less pictures and hear more what she has to say?

    “NICOLE KIDMAN helps fellow woman!”
    “But omg look at her hair! :D”

  59. 59
    admireyou Says:

    I so proud of nicole!!!!To be a fan of her,i am very proud!!!
    She is always gorgeous ,special thath purple dress!I wanna see video and hearing what she said in Congress!
    Nicole have devote many years in charity since last century,she helped lots of people out of trouble!You are the greatest woman in the world now!!!!!You just great~~~

  60. 60
    yoma Says:

    here her speech:

    Testimony of Nicole Kidman
    United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Goodwill Ambassador

    House Committee on Foreign Affairs,
    Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight
    “International Violence against Women: Stories and Solutions”

    21 October 2009

    Thank you Chairman Delahunt, Congressman Rohrabacher, Chairman Berman and members of
    the Committee for granting me this opportunity to speak in my role as the Goodwill Ambassador
    of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM.

    Violence against women and girls is perhaps the most systematic, widespread human rights
    violation in the world. It recognizes no borders, no race or class.

    I became UNIFEM’s Goodwill Ambassador in 2006 to amplify the voices of women and shine a
    light on solutions that work and make a lasting difference. Until recently, violence against
    women and the instability it causes hid in the shadows. I think the attention today underscores a
    new recognition that the issue is urgent and belongs on center stage.

    And while I’ve learned a lot working with UNIFEM, I am far from an expert. I rely on the
    people I’ve met to make the case.

    A year ago I was honoured to talk with Marie Nyombo Zaina from the Democratic Republic of
    the Congo. Like your next speaker, Mallika Dutt, Maire’s work on the ground merited a grant
    from the UNIFEM-managed United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.
    Through contributions—including essential funding from the United States for which UNIFEM
    is very grateful—the Fund promotes the implementation of existing commitments. There are
    laws in many countries to end discrimination against women, to punish rape, outlaw spousal
    abuse, child marriage and more. But in the real world, the laws go unenforced and impunity is
    the norm.

    I learned from Marie that she was a survivor of violence, forced by her father into an abusive
    marriage as a young adult. She fled after her first pregnancy, and found support to further her
    education through a religious organization. Confronted with the cruel impact on women and
    girls from the continuing conflict in the DRC—where rape is used systematically as a tactic of
    war—Marie took action. She started an organization to help victims of violence, mostly widows
    and orphans, many affected by HIV/AIDS. Over the years she’s built a national network of
    NGOs to care for survivors and empower women. With the Trust Fund grant, her group
    expanded services to include medical care, counseling, legal and economic support. Marie fully
    understands the need for a comprehensive approach.

    Another time in Kosovo, I met and listened to women sharing experiences. One told me how she
    had been repeatedly raped and abused by soldiers leaving her with lasting physical and
    psychological scars, and pregnant. In her community, this child brands her forever as an outcast.
    Yet, she did not remain silent. Together with other women’s rights advocates, she bravely took
    her testimony of how mass rapes shatter lives and communities to the International Tribunal for
    Yugoslavia, a legal landmark for prosecuting rape in wartime as a crime against humanity.

    These champions need and deserve our support. Not with a box of band aids, but with a
    comprehensive well-funded approach that acknowledges that women’s rights are human rights.
    It is time for policies that intentionally involve society’s key communities—from health and
    education departments, to the police and judiciary—to deliver on that commitment. The plan
    must build strong alliances with men and collaborate with faith-based and traditional leaders. To
    succeed, it requires political will at the highest levels.

    Violence against women deprives countries of a critical resource in the struggle to end poverty
    and attain stability. Economists confirm that women’s empowerment is a central engine for
    development—if they cannot participate, the targets governments and the UN set will continue to
    be unmet.

    So I commend the efforts that have gone into the drafting of the International Violence Against
    Women Act, and in particular appreciate the consultation with the real actors and the real
    beneficiaries to incorporate best practices and effective approaches.

    My friends at UNIFEM and I believe that IVAWA, when passed, will be a beacon, lighting the
    way forward for other countries. My stories illustrate the impact of violence against women on
    individuals, families and communities. But IVAWA rightfully links the consequences of
    violence against women to global goals: economic development, stability and peace, improving
    health and reducing HIV/AIDs.

    Were you shocked by the recent reports from Guinea and the searing images captured on cell
    phones showing gang rapes by Government forces in broad daylight? Do you wonder how those
    women can resume their lives when the perpetrators walk the streets fearing no punishment for
    their crimes?

    Violence against women is not prosecuted because it is not a top government and urgent social
    priority. We can change this by exerting leadership, making wise investments and building local
    partnerships. Based on UNIFEM’s and the Trust Fund’s “lessons learned”, IVAWA represents
    an effective cross-cutting approach that elevates the issue so it will count and be counted.
    I want to thank the Members of Congress for listening and commend them for their efforts to
    make ending violence against women the top priority it must become. After all, a life free of
    violence is our human right.

  61. 61
    mona Says:

    I’m so proud of Nicole. She is very articulate and hopefully something will come out of this.

  62. 62
    bobo Says:

    Nicole Kidman to Congress: “Violence Against Women is Unacceptable”
    Well duhhhhh.

  63. 63
    isabella Says:

    I’m very proud of Nicole. She is classy , elegant and great actress

  64. 64
    Gene Says:

    LOVE HER! Classy, gorgeous, and smart. A rare combination in Hollywood.

  65. 65
    100mph Says:

    Bravo! Nicole for putting your voice to a horrible situation.

  66. 66
    sunny Says:

    I love her

  67. 67
    lokaaa Says:

    Love her. after seeing these pictures i don’t think she does botox.
    it’s good she’s speaking up about this. With the whole Polanski thing, I’ve kind of lost faith in Hollywood.

    Is She was married to Tom Cruise — sometimes I forget this fact. It’s so odd.

  68. 68
    pink blanket Says:

    a woman with a sace

  69. 69
    rona Says:

    i respcet this woman

  70. 70
    twiit Says:

    I dont understand why all this buzz ??
    she looks great n dees here

  71. 71
    Satin Says:

    Thanks jared for the photos ,she gets more beautiful as she ages.

    i’m very very very proud of her

    Thank you so much Nicole for speaking out loud on behalf of the Unheard Voices of suffering Women

  72. 72
    Satin Says:

    i think her effor should be appreciated , she could just spend the time shooting an AD or spend it with familly … she is such a great lady
    love u nicole

  73. 73
    evanglista Says:


  74. 74
    9lives Says:

    woud love to see Kidmnan in Africa or Iraq !!
    man she is stunning
    no botox involved – *** u haters

  75. 75
    Wondering Says:

    What about violence against photographers???? She says violence against women is unacceptible but left out the part where she thinks violence against a photographer who may have captured something she did not want published is ok since her bodyguard did the dirty work. She just paid off the pap to just quietly go away.

  76. 76
    bellinas Says:

    Beautiful person, elegant as always and soooooo classy!!!!!!

  77. 77
    andamentothat Says:

    way to go Nic!! Woman Power!

    she looks glamororus and very very gorgeous..

  78. 78
    tulip Says:

    So much in love with you, Nicole.

  79. 79
    tulip Says:

    Nicole, Thank you!

  80. 80
    Victoria Says:

    Worst. Actress. Ever.

  81. 81
    louberry Says:

    I simply love her! and she looks beautiful, I mean, she’s 42!
    & she’s a great role model!

  82. 82
    ellie' Says:

    Nichole is certainly a role model. Bringing these important issues of abuse towards woman … I always looked up to Nicole Kidman. Shes such a beautiful woman with her beautiful family.

  83. 83
    sunny Says:

    she looks beautiful.

  84. 84
    Wow Says:

    God she is gorgeous. The whole package, and its doesnt hurt that she has that talented hunky hubby and a beautiful daughter. God bless her.

  85. 85
    suzziey Says:

    @popart: Is he? LOL!

  86. 86
    botox Says:

    Rosa @ 10/21/2009 at 8:48 pm Violence against men is Unacceptable too. There are a lot of women out there who abuse men, which gets overlooked a lot. No one should be abused, man or woman or child or animals or plants.

    You’re correct Rosa.. Nor paps. How about that beating her bodyguard gave that pap. She is a hypocrite!

  87. 87
    purple poet Says:

    why do these stars wait until NOW to do all this stuff? It wasn’t as trendy in the 90′s I guess. The UN used to be about something but now they are just a bunch of star- f——— They just want to get a big name attached for the glamour. I don’t think celebrities ever make much of a difference. They aren’t curing cancer. People don’t look at Angelina in foreign countries and say “I know EXACTLY what to do to help” No it’s just a photo op.

    These celebrities are constantly saying “we need to do something to help!” Okay but you never tell us what to do, so you’re useless. Just a puppett and photo op.

  88. 88
    LuckyL Says:

    Aww, baby face

  89. 89
    Bia Says:

    I think she looks great.

  90. 90
    Katy Says:


  91. 91
    moon Says:

    very gorgeous

  92. 92
    sam Says:

    she gets more beautiful as she ages and purple always suitsher ,just Stunning

  93. 93
    Butterfly Says:

    My daughter is 42 and her facial features are as pure as Nicoles. Nicole may have a little filler in her lips, but at her young age, she can definitely be wrinkle free without Botox. Why do people think 42 is old, a mere child!

  94. 94
    Katy Says:


  95. 95
    Jokergurl Says:

    She’s a classy lady and an amazing actress I just caught a gem she was in called Fur the Imaginary Story of Diane Arbus with a very hairy Robert Downey Jr.

  96. 96
    *** JAMIE *** Says:

    the abuse on women in other countries is far more horrendous than in the US. But abuse at any level isnt acceptable

  97. 97
    Baby Says:

    classy and elegant

  98. 98
    Ria Says:

    She is stunning

  99. 99
    purplepoet Says:

    Hey Nicole, I got a cause for violence against women. How about the violence you did against your own face?

    How does the botox make you face feel, b**tch!!!

  100. 100
    Terry Says:

    She is lovely

  101. 101
    What's with that Says:

    Thank you Nicole, for speaking out for all of us.
    What a beautiful and classy lady.
    I wish she wasn’t associated with the corrupt UN which is a part of the problem and his people raped women in Africa and then covered up.
    But we applaud you for speaking for women and saying the trith about Hollywood and it’s treatment of women.

  102. 102
    Marcela Says:

    @ #87
    why do these stars wait until NOW to do all this stuff? It wasn’t as trendy in the 90’s I guess. The UN used to be about something but now they are just a bunch of star- f——— They just want to get a big name attached for the glamour. I don’t think celebrities ever make much of a difference

    1.-People have different priorities and needs at different stages of their lives. So what if Nicole didn’t make this back at the 90′s? It takes time to get informed and involved with this kind of stuff. Who are you to decide it’s not worth to do something like this now?
    2.-If you think the UN is only about a “bunch of stars”, that only proves you’re spending too much time reading celeb magazines..
    3.-”I don’t think celebrities ever make much of a difference”– Lol, so you don’t think awareness is important? They’re actors, not heroes. Why do you talk about curing cancer? Nicole is not a scientist nor a doctor. However, she gets more media attention because her actress status and there’s many young people out there who are inspired by her and who might actually be able to make a difference in the future. Bringing awareness DOES matter. It’s only narrow-minded people like you who wants everyone to see a “photo OP” instead of looking at the bigger picture.

  103. 103
    Marcela Says:

    Nicole looks stunning in those pics! She’s so beautiful inside and out. I’ve always loved how much she cares about this kind of stuff and I applaud every effort to make issues like this top government priorities.

    Go Nicole, you’re one admirable human being :)

  104. 104
    jess- Says:

    That woman needs to lay off the botox.

  105. 105
    diane Says:

    Violence against anybody is unacceptable, Nicole, not just women.

    Women are violent too.

  106. 106
    debra Says:

    Nicole you missed something. Women are violent too.

    Violence against men and children is also unacceptable.

  107. 107
    jennifer Says:

    Botox is her very best friend.

  108. 108
    marina Says:

    I agree, but it is true that violence, prejudice and intolerance are a common given against women in a lot of cultures and in certain countries “subcultures” , it is even legal. Women are raped, mistreated and beaten, and many time even small boys are allowed and encouraged to do so, and men are not punished by it.
    Also ,nicole is a spokesperson for this problem, there are others who worry about violence against kids too, but in this case, this is the focus she’s speaking about.

  109. 109
    You go girl Says:

    Why is everyone so obsessed with the botox or fillers she has or hasn’t had done? This is a much more important cause and I’m grateful there are celebs willing to do some good instead of those crazy celebs that are defening child rapist Roman Polanksi. Maybe there’s still hope for this world.

  110. 110
    Mike is confused Says:

    It’s funny how men rarely waste their time debating on whether other men have had any plastic surgery work done. Yet women critize every little thing about each other which only objectifies your gender even more and they participate in such ignorant catty behavior. How is it exactly that women are supposed to be the more intelligent and more mature of the two sexes? Could someone please explain this to me because I don’t get it.

  111. 111
    Tina Says:

    I’ve been a fan of Nicole Kidman since the 80′s. She’s one of the most talented actors of our time. Who cares if she’s had work done? There are women in Sudan who get raped when they leave their refugee camps to look for firewood to cook with. Imagine if you were a parent and you had to choose between cooking food for your children or getting raped?

  112. 112
    bla85 Says:

    She looks lovely, but I dunno if I was talking to Congress I might have a more subtle hairstyle. Is she there to promote a cause or to remind everyone of how she is a “star”. If you want to be taken seriously in the “real” world you have to look the part. Just a simple fact – especially if you want men to take you seriously.

  113. 113
    Stone Says:


  114. 114
    maxfakt-er Says:

    Is it just me, or would Kidman’s comments actually mean something if she didn’t appear in a film where her character uses her sexuality to rip off a guy, get him beaten up and generally ruin his life (Birthday Girl)?

    Or if she didn’t appear this week in international adverts for Omega watches where the copy line bleats on about her beauty? Somebody tell me what that has to do with acting, or selling watches. Somebody also tell me how she can cash those cheques and not shiver with guilt.

    She’s just perpetuating the problem, not solving it. As long as she buys into the whole ‘beauty myth’ business of women being treated like objects (which most of the posters here seem to as well), then she’s nothing but a fatuous, irrelevant hypocrite for standing on a podium and preaching to everyone about abuse issues.

    How long is it since she lived in the real world? Why doesn’t she do something worthwhile, such as giving up the acting career and working at a women’s refuge centre? She doesn’t need the money. If she really cared about these issues, she’d do more than speak to Congress.

    It’s all just words, Nicole. Empty words which you’re backing up with NOTHING.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here