Women's March: Natalie Portman Tells Her Story Of 'Sexual Terrorism' At 13

Lester Mason
January 23, 2018

In Los Angeles, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, Scarlett Johansson, Constance Wu, Adam Scott and Rob Reiner were among the celebrities who addressed a crowd of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators at a women's march.

She stated that it started when she did her first film Leon: The Professional at 13 years of age, adding that the first fan letter she received was from a man with a "rape fantasy". In the 1994 film, Portman played a young girl taken in by a hitman after her family is killed.

In November, the Israeli-born actress was named the victor of the 2018 Genesis Prize, the so-called Jewish Nobel, and said the $1 million prize will go to programs that focus on advancing women's equality.

It's estimated that over 250 different Women's March events took place across the globe, with 200,000 people marching in NY alone. CJPatruno/Twitter Puns were found on numerous signs. dinovisms/Twitter Advertisement People protested for basic rights for women, immigrants and others under attack.MeghanSweet57/Twitter Several speakers urged women to help Democrats win races in the upcoming midterm elections. A vocal supporter of equality, Davis gave a hair-raising speech in the wake of the #MeToo movement, after Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal broke out previous year, the media reported.

Natalie Portman has spoken about what she calls the "environment of sexual terrorism" that she experienced as a child star in Hollywood.

Similar protests were also taking place in cities around the world, with a women's march planned in London on Sunday.

Protesters part of a 500,000 strong crowd raise their hands during the Womens Rally on the one-year anniversary of the first Womens March when millions marched around the world to protest US President Donald Trumps inauguration in Los Angeles Califor
Women's March: Natalie Portman Tells Her Story Of 'Sexual Terrorism' At 13

It's unclear whether the trio were referencing abortion, women's right or sexual harassment, all things women across the country have been marching for.

"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a ideal day for all Women to March", Trump wrote.

A sign at the LA March read, "Thank you, Trump, for turning me into an activist".

Portman concluded with the following message: "Let's declare loud and clear: This is what I want, this is what I need, this is what I desire, this is how you can help me achieve pleasure". She said if people aren't angry about what's happening "you aren't paying attention". Some signs referenced Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign - reading "I'm With Her" - as well as "Time's Up" signs referencing sexual harassment and the #metoo movement.

Many of Saturday's speakers highlighted the theme of sexual assault, urging all Americans to fight back against what they see as a culture that tolerates the mistreatment of women.

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