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Woman of the Year Charlize Theron Atomic Blonde

 

atomic blonde2New York Girl Style magazine editors selected Charlize Theron as Women of the Year for her empowerment movement toward women. Charlize has the presence of a strong woman and a great role model. She is an incredibly talented and beautiful woman. Women’s empowerment has become a major topic of discussion for the modern woman.

Charlize Theron is a well-known actress who recently took on a role as an empowered female protagonist in the movie Atomic Blonde. Atomic Blonde follows an undercover agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate a murder of a fellow agent and recover missing agents. While this may not immediately strike you a women’s empowerment role, answer this question…how many action-based movies involving spies and agents have a female lead? Personally, when I think of spies and double agents I think of James Bond or Austin Powers. I can’t think of a movie that has a female lead in a role like that. So it was amazing to see a strong, intelligent, talented woman take on a role like this. Theron had stated that she was seeking out a role as an empowered female because, “women are incredibly capable” of taking on a role like this. In an interview with ABC News Charlize said that she had “definitely put in the work” because she didn’t wanted to prove people wrong that think, “A woman can’t play that role.”

In Charlize’ words, “I feel that there’s this misconception sometimes when we talk about women in the genre that they want to be guys or they want to fight like guys, and that’s not really the point. The point is that we utilize who we are in that genre really well and for some reason we tend to not do it. And people are really responding to this film on that level. The fact that she uses her high heel shoe and uses a pot in a fridge, she uses what she has and I think that’s funny and it’s real.”

As Charlize states above, it’s becoming more and more understood, and acceptable, that women are just as capable as men. Whether it’s on a political platform, in the movies, on TV or something within our everyday lives and careers, it’s so important that we as women remain confident and resilient in everything that we do. Know your worth, be proud of who you are and know that no matter what, you deserve to be treated like an equal to your peers.