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Gal Gadot says feminism is equality, not ‘bra burning’

Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ star calls for equal pay and opportunities in Hollywood after a year dominated by sexual harassment scandals

Gal Gdot attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images/AFP)
Gal Gdot attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images/AFP)

Israeli “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot marked International Women’s day by saying that true feminism was gender equality and diversity, not “bra burning.”

In a tweet Friday, Gadot also called for equal pay and professional opportunities for men and women.

“Feminism is not about burning bras/hating men or growing hair under the armpit. It’s simply about EQUALITY between men and women. Equal pay, equal opportunities etc. We should all be feminists!” she said.

Earlier in the week, Gadot presented an award at the 90th Academy Awards that came after a year of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against sexual harassment.

This year’s Oscars ceremony was seen by some as a culmination of the recent efforts to create a new reality for women in Hollywood.

In between crowning this year’s big winners, host Jimmy Kimmel highlighted the need to continue fighting for greater gender diversity and equality in Hollywood.

“Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women. We made a movie called ‘What Women Want’ and it starred Mel Gibson. Kind of all you need to know,” Kimmel joked in his opening remarks.

“But what happened with Harvey [Weinstein], and what’s happening all over, was long overdue. We can’t let bad behavior slide anymore,” he said.

Gal Gadot in a scene from ‘Wonder Woman.’ (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Gadot played the lead character in the 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures version of DC Comics action hero “Wonder Woman.” She has been signed up to star in the sequel to the movie, which grossed a record-breaking $890 million at the box office.

There has been a barrage of analysis on the role of feminism in the film — most of it positive.

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