Kate Beckinsale is sharing the advice she gave to her daughter Lily about society’s beauty standards.
The 44-year-old actress says she pulled some important advice from Susan Faludi‘s book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women.
“There’s a moment in that where she talks about how when, politically, women make big strides, it seems to always happen that the fashion becomes very completely unattainable body type. And it’s this sort of unconscious way of controlling women to distract them into a kind of self-loathing,” Kate explained while making an appearance on Chelsea.
She added, “You get the vote, but it means either you can’t have any boobs because you have to be a flapper, that kind of thing…Now you’re supposed to have kind of a ridiculous a** and ridiculous boobs and a tiny waist and everything else. And meanwhile a lot of political s**t is happening that maybe we can’t have abortions anymore or that sort of thing.”
Check out all that Kate had to say in the video below…