Last week actress Rose McGowan, perhaps best known for her roles as Paige Matthews in Charmed and Josie Acosta in Chosen, took to Twitter to take a stand against the ongoing issue regarding sexism in the film industry while making a somewhat discreet, though ultimately decipherable reference to a certain Hollywood actor.
On June 17th, she posted this via her official, verified Twitter page, @rosemcgowan:https://twitter.com/rosemcgowan/status/611378426344288256/photo/1
Fans of the actress instantly responded with thousands of messages, voicing their disgust at the continual degrading of women. Meanwhile, other actresses also gave their support with Princess Diaries star Heather Matarazzo using social media to encourage others to follow McGowan's lead and speak out about unfair treatment.https://twitter.com/HeatherMatarazz/status/613908974002270208
The story then took another twist two days ago when McGowan announced that she had been fired by her agent as a result of her earlier comments.https://twitter.com/rosemcgowan/status/613888367013556224
Over the past two years, more and more female actresses have begun speaking out about sexism within their profession. Cate Blanchett, Ellen Page, and Mindy Kaling among others have voiced their concerns and opinions.
McGowan is not likely to be the last woman to speak out about the mistreatment and degradation of women, but her comments have once again got people talking about the subject and that in itself can only be a positive step forward in the fight to end it.