"By the power vested in me by People Magazine, I now pronounce the media a bunch of jerks."
Sandra Bullock was named People's "World's Most Beautiful Woman," and she's using it as an opportunity to help others (and/or seem very cool and nice). She told E! that she wants to use the attention she's getting to speak up for women who get regularly attacked for their appearance.
I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked, and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look, or our age, or... I'm shocked.
Her solution to the problem? She said, "Somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it." And who has larger hands and a huger voice than the world's most beautiful woman? Making fun of that weird metaphor aside, it is helpful for someone who's praised by the media for her looks to speak up for people who are hurt by it. Her critique can't be written off as whining because people don't think she's hot, which is a common rhetorical technique employed by trolls.
She also gave a shout-out to her own Swiftian celebrity female friend group.
You'd be surprised at the love that you have in this, in our crazy industry. The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out, it is an onslaught.
So which fair-minded industry women do you think she hangs out with? It's got to be Julianne Moore, right?