Comparisons are misogynistic, feels Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor Gwyneth Paltrow finds comparisons to Jessica Alba or Blake Lively “misogynistic”.
The three actors run their own lifestyle websites, but Paltrow, the founder of Goop, has termed questions about the others’ brands as sexist, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In response to a question about Alba’s Honest Company and Lively’s Preserve, she told Time magazine: “This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. I’m fascinated how the <g data-gr-id="21">media in particular</g> are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box.
“People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalisation that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese (Witherspoon) and Blake.”
When questioned further, the actor added: “I wrestle with it. I feel there’s something slightly misogynistic about it. This is a common theme. I think Reese and Jessica and I don’t know Blake Lively, and I don’t know if Jessica and Reese know each other — I’m friends with both of them and I speak to both of them and I want to do everything I can to support their businesses.”