Natalie Portman describes 'sexual terrorism' she experienced at aged 13

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2018

She added that "time needs to be helped by every single moment, doing right".

This year, in round two, they returned in tens of thousands across Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and other cities of the USA and the world in solidarity yet again, with the Women's March continuing the protest against racism, gender bias, and sexual assault.

Meanwhile, Amalia looked cute in stripy leggings, a cream knitted jumper and soft white had as she nestled into her mum.

Portman turned 12 on the arrangement of "The Professional".

When the movie was released a year later, she described feeling excited to open her first fan mail but was left horrified when she opened it to find a letter from a man who had written a "rape fantasy" about her.

"A commencement was begun on my neighborhood radio show to my eighteenth birthday celebration - indirectly the date that I would be legitimate to lay down with", she said.

"At 13 years old, the message from our culture was clear to me", she continued, referring to the incident and to critics who commented on her "budding breasts" as an adolescent.

Natalie Portman revealed that she faced sexual terrorism during teenage
Natalie Portman describes 'sexual terrorism' she experienced at aged 13

I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually, I would feel unsafe.

The Black Swan star revealed she started turning down offers of movies which involved kissing and created a "prudish", "nerdy" persona to protect herself.

'I felt the need to cover my body and to inhibit my expression and my work in order to send my own message to the world that I'm someone worthy of safety and respect, ' she said.

One year after the inaugural Women's March which took place all across America and some cities all over the world in protest of President Donald Trump, women gathered again to continue the movement.

"I am speaking today not just for the Me Toos because I was a 'Me Too, ' but when I raise my hand, I am aware of all the women who are still in silence", she said in a powerful and moving speech. She made headlines as a presenter at the Golden Globes Jan. 7 after she called out the Best Director nominees for being all male.

"The women who are faceless".

The "How To Get Away With Murder" actress spoke passionately and after opening her time at the podium with a quote from Malcolm X, Viola referenced the #MeToo movement, which has dominated conversations in, and about, Hollywood in recent months.

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