Jessica Chastain has wants white women in Progressive controlled Hollywood to fight sexism and racism within the industry that they control.
Chastain, 41, is well-known for being an outspoken feminist in Hollywood. In 2016, she founded her own production company, Freckle Films, which is headed by all female executives (because ‘equality’) and leads the Time’s Up initiative with 300 other women in Hollywood to help combat sexual violence in the workplace post-Harvey Weinstein.
The actress is using her ‘privilege’ as a white woman in Hollywood to help other women especially minorities in the industry.
“Your silence is your discrimination,” Chastain said. “So if you are succeeding in an environment where there is discrimination, you are actively being discriminatory.”
Despite Chastain’s privilege as a white actress, she still deals with oppression in a male-dominated Hollywood industry.
“In an industry that for the longest time had pitted women against each other, it’s really important for me and my company to create a space where everyone understands that actually, we do better together,”
If one of the most progressive/liberal industries in America can’t fix its own internal problems of racism and sexism, then what chance do any of us average Americans have?