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Claire Foy Reveals Why She Believes Some Men Are Angry at Women

Claire Foy Reveals Why She Believes Some Men Are Angry at Women

Claire Foy is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s new issue.

Here’s what the The Girl in the Spider’s Web actress had to share with the mag…

On why men are angry at women: “They feel vulnerable because women are becoming more powerful, so they want to put us in our place to let us know we’re weak and we’re feeble and we’re emotional. Why do we need to be controlled? Why are we so dangerous? We are really powerful. We can bring people into the world. We have the capacity to hold children in our bodies. They can’t do that. I admire men and think they are amazing. So why does it have to be a competition?”

On what motivates her Lisbeth Salander: “Her objective is to make men pay. Lisbeth puts them in a position where they know what it’s like to be vulnerable. She does it by questionable means a lot of the time, but her morals are so clear: If someone does something to another person that’s wrong, they should come to justice. What’s wrong with being an angry person if it’s anger toward something we are terrified about?”

On running into a man with a #MeTooFraud sign during the Kavanaugh hearings: “How dare you write #MeTooFraud on a placard? It just breaks my heart, how other human beings just care so little about people. That person must not have any idea of what those women have been through. I have a real problem with people not understanding the effect that they have on other people.”

For more from Claire, visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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  • Ausangel01

    And yet you feel nothing for the wrongly accused. How can you condemn someone when there’s no proof nor can anyone else verify or back up the allegations including the so called witnesses on ‘each side’?!?

    You can’t call for compassion for just one side it doesn’t work that way.

  • Ausangel01

    And yet you feel nothing for the wrongly accused. How can you condemn someone when there’s no proof nor can anyone else verify or back up the allegations including the so called witnesses on ‘each side’?!?

    You can’t call for compassion for just one side it doesn’t work that way.

  • FerCat

    Not calling out the unfairness of it gave enormous damage to the MeToo movement.
    Nothing discredits more than an air of partisan bias.

  • Sansa Squad

    Okay well the reality is, the wrongly accused make up only a tiny fraction (something like 2%) of the accused. It’s no greater than the rate of false accusation for any other crime, per standard crime bureau stats… False accusers also tend to fit certain profiles (proven pathological liars/serial false accusers, career criminals lying to establish an alibi, and young people lying to stay out of trouble with their parents, etc. – the research on it is actually pretty fascinating). Of the people who lie about being victims of sexual violence, those people who lie out of “revenge” or to “ruin someone” do it habitually, and are usually exposed as unhinged liars rather quickly. The myth of false rape accusations spun by a woman to take down a man is propaganda spread *by* rapists to clear their own names. SO, chances are, if someone is publicly accused of one of these crimes, it’s statistically HIGHLY likely they did it. It’s just basic math. (It’s also worth noting that black men are disproportionately targeted by false accusations, so in the event someone IS falsely accused, it’s MOST likely that he’s a man of color, which simply isn’t the case for a lot of these powerful men in entertainment/politics we’re seeing accused.)

    As far as not having hard evidence… These cases are notoriously hard to prove – which is why the vast majority of them go unreported… That, and the way victims/accusers are treated – it’s humiliating and painful and the chances of achieving “justice” are so slim it simply doesn’t seem worth it. (Take it from someone who knows.) Placing the burden of proof on the victim and assuming them to be liars unless they can prove with hard evidence that they’re telling the truth – when, in reality, if they *could* do that they’d probably be accused of entrapment or something, let’s be honest – is just as hypocritical.

    Not to mention, the lifelong trauma sexual assault/abuse inflicts on someone is staggering. I’m not saying false accusations don’t take a psychological toll on people – look at all the men who are wrongly imprisoned for years, sometimes for life, for things they didn’t do. (This happens to black men across the board – look at Lawrence McKinney, to speak to my earlier point.) But generally, unless they actually did it, they’re at least not guilt- and shame-ridden. Frustrated, angry, hurt, sure. It can* uproot their whole lives. But so does sexual assault. And it’s simply not the same kind of pain, so to equate the two is to be willfully ignorant about the reality of sexual violence.

    *I say “can” because sometimes, it has no effect on their lives at all, because people around them and people who admire them make excuses for them and never hold them accountable.

  • Eric A

    I can tell her why I believe some women are angry at men.

  • Arminds’ copy of Swank

    She has no clue.

    Men arent angry that women are becoming powerful because women are already the top of societies concern list. Men are angry that women are receiving preferential treatment with quotas and lenient sentences. Their angry that women recieve more rights but less responsibility. That it’s illegal to cut a girls bits but not a boys. And lots of other genuine reasons that have nothing to do with holding women back

    “Why do we need to be controlled? Why are we so dangerous?”

    Because women have the power to point a finger at a man and ruin his life with one word. That’s pretty dangerous and needs to be controlled.

    “We are really powerful.”

    All of women’s power comes from the labour and death of men.
    Freedom? Men died for that.
    Rights? Men gave women that.
    Home? Infrastructure? economy? It’s mostly men responsible for building that.
    Safety? It’s mostly men who are police and firefighters.

    Studies have even shown that men pay for women’s existence as he amount women take from the economy vs the amount they pay back into it nullifies their contribution so it ends up being pretty much just men’s taxes keeping things going

    She’s lives in a feminist vacuum where everything around her just fell out of the sky and wasn’t provided for by men.