If you’ve felt exhausted this week by the ways in which people will bend over backwards to argue that bad men should stay hired in prominent positions, and just can not for the LIFE of you argue anymore, Jane Fonda is hear to speak for you. Goddess bless her.
At a recent event in New York promoting the documentary on her life Jane Fonda in Five Acts, the actress and activist had some choice words for wealthy, powerful men who suddenly find themselves jobless after harassing or assaulting women and just generally abusing their power! “Men are trained not to be empathic, not to be emotional. So it’s not easy what they’re trying to do. But they have to try to do it!” she said, as reported by Vanity Fair. “So it doesn’t matter if it’s been two weeks or two years. It just matters what kind of changes they’ve gone through.”
And for those who cry about the inability to work or have a career, Fonda has a nice suggestion: “Why not do what the guys who lose their union jobs in Pennsylvania do? Work at Starbucks—fuck it!”
“Oh, poor top-paid executives who can’t get his job back,” Fonda said, reportedly with extreme sarcasm. “Fuck it! Sweep the floor at Starbucks until you learn! If you can’t learn, you don’t belong in the boardroom. And there are plenty of women who do belong in the boardroom.”
Hear that, Ian Buruma? Maybe there’s an opening at Starbucks for you.