Brie Lar­son on life as a women

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE -

Ac­tor Brie Lar­son says women al­ways live life “on the de­fence”. She says women need to be care­ful be­fore in­ter­act­ing with strangers. “I merely smiled at a TSA [Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion] agent and he asked for my phone num­ber. To live life as a woman is to live life on the de­fence,” Lar­son tweeted.

The ac­tor re­ceived crit­i­cism for it, with one per­son re­ply­ing, “OH NO! A guy asked for your num­ber. You poor thing. Women be com­plain­ing they don’t find a good guy, but com­plain when dudes ask for their #.” She quickly re­sponded, “You do re­alise you’re blam­ing me for a sit­u­a­tion I did not ask to be in? A sit­u­a­tion that made me un­com­fort­able?”

Lar­son said, “I hope you take the time to learn more about the ex­pe­ri­ence of women. It’s real + scary some­times and peo­ple like you can make it bet­ter.” The Os­car win­ner also tweeted her sup­port to women who have been sex­u­ally ha­rassed. Lar­son played the role of a woman who was kept prisoner in a gar­den shed for seven years and raped at the hands of her cap­tor in the movie Room.

PHOTO: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

Brie Lar­son is best known for the 2015 movie, Room

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