Scarlett Johansson did not hold back when she spoke to the crowd yesterday during the Women’s March in Los Angeles.
About her own experiences, Johansson stated:
“Suddenly I was 19 again, and I started to remember all the men who had taken advantage of the fact that I was a young woman who didn’t yet have the tools to say ‘no,’ or to understand the value of my own self-worth,” she shared as actress Mila Kunis held up her microphone. “I’ve had many relationships, both personal and professional, where the power dynamic was so off, that I had to create a narrative in which I was the cool girl who could hang in and hang out.”
When referring to James Franco and Fake Allies:
“How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” I want my pin back, by the way.”
“How is it okay for someone in a position of power to use that power to take advantage of someone in a lesser position, just because you can? Does that make it okay? If a person isn’t saying ‘yes,’ but they aren’t saying ‘no,’ how can anyone feel justified to make that decision for them?”
Watch her entire speech below: