Earlier this week Cate Blanchett was honored by InStyle magazine with the 2017 Style Icon Award. The Oscar winner, a long-standing, outspoken supporter of women and women’s rights also took home the award for the best speech of the night.

In her address, Cate celebrates women who own their style, and also takes a few moments to call out the ridiculous double standards and scrutiny women face when it comes to what we wear.

“You know we all like looking sexy, but it doesn’t mean we want to fuck you,” she said to roaring applause. “No one says to Steve Bannon, ‘you look like a bag of trash. Do you want me to throw you out?’ But the comments that get said about what women wear on the red carpet – I mean…”

Here’s the full speech…

Brava!


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