There are plenty of actresses that speak their minds out there! Often, celebrities aren't given enough credit for the work they do when they're not entertaining us. When actresses aren't speaking the lines written out for them, they can say some really important things. Let's take a look at some actresses that speak their minds.
Miss Jennifer Lawrence has been popping up a lot recently as one of the actresses that speak their minds because she has been speaking out against the way the media criticizes women's bodies and pits them against one another. She's not holding back any thoughts on the topic and has even called out people such as Joan Rivers for bashing the way women look. Of course we all love her for this because it's about time someone really brings this front and center.
When Jay Leno introduced a clip of "Snow White and the Huntsman," he made sure to say that the movie wasn't a chick flick, but was actually filled with adventure. Kristen cut him off and said "which is a total chick flick, I think." Thank you Kristen! Girls don't need love and mush to like a movie - girls like action and adventure too. This isn't the first time she spoke out and certainly isn't the last, but it's a great example.
Q'orianka and her mother were arrested in 2010 for chaining themselves to the White House in protest of a meeting that President Obama was having with the Peruvian president about drilling for oil. Not only is she speaking her mind, she's protesting and getting arrested because of her strong beliefs.
This "Desperate Housewives" actress does more than just speak her mind! Eva has been doing a lot of work when it comes to the immigration laws in the United States. She has traveled to states such as Arizona to speak about the immigration laws and has become a huge advocate.
Maggie Gyllenhaal has always seemed to kind of fly under the radar in the media. For a celebrity, that is a huge accomplishment on her part. Recently though, Maggie has joined together with other celebrities, writers, directors, and other figures of the media to speak out against the NSA. The video is called "Stop Watching Us" and was put together by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Raven has been in the industry for quite some time, starting out on "The Cosby Show" and then becoming a huge Disney star with her TV show "That's So Raven." Although she has not been acting too much recently, she is still seen in the media because of her weight and/or sexuality. Raven had this to say about the media: "I HATE THE FACT THAT THIS DAY AND AGE, EVERYBODY THINKS THAT CELEBRITIES ARE FREE GAME, HUNTING SEASON IS ALWAYS OPEN." If that's not speaking your mind, I don't know what is.
Some people may forget that Ellen used to be an actress, but she was and she surely deserves a place on this list. Ellen has been very outspoken about gay rights and bullying. She has made many statements about her feelings towards gay marriage and she has taken many stands on bullying, especially with the amount of teenage suicides being publicized these days. She is an amazing advocate!
There are so many celebrities out there who aren't afraid to speak their minds! This article just scratched the surface. Who are your favorites from this list? Which actress do you wish had made the cut?
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