There’s a possible solution to white male angst that white men seem to have not discovered, and Patricia Clarkson is right on the money in explaining exactly what this solution entails.

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In an interview with The Guardian on Thursday, Clarkson shared a few of her common-sense views on sexism in Hollywood. She’s asked about one particular actor’s gripe over so-called reverse sexism:

I tell her about the complaint of one white male actor, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, who expressed disappointment at what he sees as a sexist double standard in the industry, saying he’s sick of talking about his hair and his body. “He’s a sex symbol,” Clarkson scoffs. “Get over it. You have an amazing career and you’re on a hot show. Take your shirt off.”

Hard to argue with that. She goes on:

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“There are still so many movies made starring 50 men and one woman! ... A white male actor should never be allowed to complain about anything. Shut up and sit in the corner.”

Regarding the oft-sexist spotlight on the Ghostbusters remake, Clarkson says, “Eat me!” and adds that the “archetypal older women in movies can sometimes make my skin crawl.”


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