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Reese Witherspoon Advocates for Women's Rights In Variety's Power of Women Issue

Reese Witherspoon Advocates for Women's Rights In Variety's Power of Women Issue

Reese Witherspoon looks so majestic on the cover of Variety‘s Power of Women issue.

Here’s what the 38-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On advocating for women: “It’s incomprehensible to me sometimes how few opportunities women have in some areas.”

On hosting a dinner for Malala Yousafzai: “She’s an incredible speaker, she has such humor, and she’s doing incredible things in the world. And she’s only just begun.”

On how she first heard of Malala’s story: “My daughter [Ava] brought her book to me and said, ‘Mom, you’ve got to hear this woman’s story. It’s so incredible, all she’s overcome.”

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  • Helena

    @bap: No it wasn’t.

  • bap

    It sure wasn’t Reese! Dame Angelina donated 50 thousand to her foundation. The media brought her being attacked because she wanted to attend school, but Angelina wrote of her. Look it up!

  • Haven

    oh my , they did so much photoshop on the shape of her face, it’s disturbing and gross. ewww reese, just ewwwww

  • groundcontrol

    “On how she first heard of Malala’s story: “My daughter [Ava] brought her book to me and said, ‘Mom, you’ve got to hear this woman’s story. It’s so incredible, all she’s overcome.”
    Seriously? She didn’t hear about the attack on Malala when it happened? It was headline news worldwide for quite a while. Her recovery was widely covered in the press as well.
    While I’m always glad when people finally get the message but I’m nit sure what this says about Reese’s awareness of the world around her. Thank goodness for her daughter.

  • Fakespoon

    Malala = Oscar campaign. This woman is so fake and desperate.

  • Anon

    Reese getting pulled over for her husbands DUI “You don’t know my name? Well you’re going to know my name after this!” – Never Forget LOL

  • allison

    Really got to question how much she cared about women’s/girls rights if she did not know about Malala’s story until Malala’s book came out. A year after Malala was shot. And Reese is on social media.

  • Scottish

    she’s such a buttaface. poor her. at least she has her money made out of dumb movies to console herself, oh and her alcohol too!!!

  • Pity reese

    what did they do to her face? horrible!!!!! it’s like they squished her ugly face!

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Wasn’t Malala in the news because she got shot. She was all over the news. I am surprised Reese didn’t know about it? Malala wrote the book after she got shot.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Her chin is worse than MANiston on this cover.

  • bap

    Say and doing anything for an Oscar.

  • WTH

    Wow.. someone at Variety really hates her. that cover picture is beyond horrible. She looks ill on that cover.

    And I’m a bit confused that she is saying she learned about Malala from her daughter’s book. The story was everywhere on the news. I guess she doesn’t watch the news nor read newspapers.

    @bap.. stop trying to bring Angie in a story that has nothing to do with her. You are only setting her up to be attacked. I don’t understand why you do this. Angie has nothing to do with this at all. Probably why the Angie fans on her threads can’t stand you.

  • bap


    Angelina wrote about her and gave money to her foundation Look it up!

    WTH You sorry piece of garbage!

    I am not interested in being like BRAT!

  • bap

    PER: THE DAILY BEAST 4-4-2013 WTH Now Shut up!

    Angelina Jolie Honors Malala Yousafzai and Donates $200,000 to Malala Fund

    At the Women in the World Summit, Jolie made an emotional tribute to the young Pakistani activist—who made a special appearance via video to talk about her new education fund.

    At the close of the first day of the Women in the World Summit Thursday night, Angelina Jolie presented Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year because of her impassioned advocacy for girls education. Following the horrific attack, Vital Voices, with a donation from the Women in the World Foundation, established the Malala Fund to be directed by the 15-year-old. In a video address, a miraculously healthy-looking Malala announced that she will use the fund to help with the schooling of girls in Pakistan.

    “This is the happiest moment of my life,” Malala told the audience, adding, “If we can educate 40 girls, we can educate 40 million girls.”

    Jolie recounted the horrific circumstances of Malala’s attack, which the young girl said she had almost been expecting. Malala had nightmares about the possibility, Jolie said, and vowed that if the Taliban attempted to kill her she would “tell them that what they were trying to do was wrong, that education is our basic right.”

    During her hospital stay in London, Malala’s father told her that a newspaper poll named her the sixth-most-influential person in the world. The seventh was President Obama. When her father asked if that made her feel good, Malala replied, “No. I don’t think human beings should be categorized.”

    After Jolie, who is the special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, left the stage, Tina Brown announced that the actress had recently made a personal donation of $200,000 to the fund.

  • WTH


    your comment said Angie brought her to the attention of the WORLD. .which is not the case. Her being shot brought her to the attention of the world. Her surviving brought her to the attention of the world. HER determination brought her to the attention of the world. I am well aware of Angie’s support for this young woman. You obviously don’t have reading comprehension and as I said are tying to set Angie up for attack because of your silliness. GROW up..
    YOU are immature. I hope you are under the age of 12 because I would expect the “shut up” comment from a preteen. Otherwise get off gossip sites like this and read a book.

  • jess

    She looks like she is mouth breathing. I don’t think it’s a great picture.

  • bap

    @WTH You are accusing me of trying to get Dame Angelina attacked and no one on this site is trying to attack Dame Angelina for my comment. You were rude first to me, regarding my comments.

    You are a evil and rude blogger.

  • TC

    She really, really, really wants another Oscar.

  • TC

    Guess she’s trying to erase last summer’s “Do you know who I am?” DUI fiasco.

  • PR is my Game

    Camp Witherspoon will take away anyone’s thunder to get her Oscar again!
    Phillippe/Witherspoon daughter met Yousafzai with her dad and his girlfriend long before Witherspoon jumped on and started campaigning for the Academy!

  • White hope

    Face of fitness ☆☆☆☆☆

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Nice to see Reese again – this time on the cover of Variety !
    She looks (gorgeous)², yup !
    Reese is right, Malala Yousafzai is a wise and strong woman with a good sense of humor !
    Reese, your latest 7 Instagram-photos are faaantastic !
    Most interesting are your 6 facial expressions on the photo “Yup, me watching TheGoodLie#FilmFaces”. So magical.
    And your face on the photo “When I was watching GoneGirl” is magical, too, yup ! Makes me wanna´ dance with you like the dance on your photo “You were never lovelier#Monday Muse#RitaHayworth#FredAstaire”, yup !
    Reese, your official WildMovie poster looks faaantastic, yup !
    Reese tries to make the world a better place – similar to Malala !
    It´s a good idea of her to make us remember, that october is
    the breast cancer awareness month by showing us a pink “Elle-Woods-Brutus-photo” on Instagram.(Brutus or a similar name to Brutus is the name of the little dog of the “Legally blonde movies”)
    1000-SUNS-POWER-FOREVERRRRRI´LLLoveHerMagicFacialExpressions, yup !!!
    Reese, you´re making my mirror-neurons dance like Fred Astaire, when
    I see the dance of your magical facial expression, yup !

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Of course, I wanted to write “facial expressions”, yup !

  • SU4E

    Stand Up For Ebola!

  • http://alessandraconte alex

    she’s seems most old and for the pictures the poses are always the same.ALL THE HUMANE PEOPLE WILL HELP THE PEOPLE WHEN THE PEOPLE LIKE REESE THAT SPEND MONEY,MONEY,MONEY SAID “”STOP TO VIOLENCE AND FEAR TO EVERYONE HUMAN CREATURE ON EARTH”"”".I’st easy talk to all the nobel award but the right example is stop to shopping in boring ways,just made reese……..