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It makes Kate Winslet "uncomfortable" when women wear revealing outfits on the red carpet, but why should it?

Put down your pitchforks for a sec.

KATE WINSLET HAS admitted that she’s concerned women reveal too much flesh in a bid for attention.

Harvey Weinstein allegations Source: Ian West

In a new interview with the MailOnline, the Oscar-winning actress said she “wasn’t interested” in people looking at her when she walked into the room, but more in the conversation he has to offer.

There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons.
When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not. In fact, quite the opposite.”

Her attitude towards dressing has been influenced largely by her late mother, Sally.

If I have to come to an event, it’s always nice to feel a bit pulled together, but nothing that draws too much attention. My mother always said, ‘I don’t like show-offs, please don’t wear any show-off clothes.
Even when I became the me post-Titanic, she would still say, ‘Please, darling, don’t wear anything that draws too much attention.”


She also spoke about her previous work with disgraced movie exec Harvey Weinstein, and how he credited himself for her success. (Kate made her first film, Heavenly Creatures, for his company Miramax Films).

“For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I’ve bumped into him, he’d grab my arm and say, ‘Don’t forget who gave you your first movie.’ Like I owe him everything.”

Here’s the thing – Kate is perfectly entitled to her opinion. People will hop on it, and screech, “internalised misogyny!” and “sexist!” Headlines will be sensationalised, as this narrative becomes more openly addressed, especially in the wake of Weinstein-gate, Put simply, if Kate has no desire to dress a certain way, she is under no obligation to do so. Nobody does. You’d be hard pushed to label it as ‘woman bashing’ when it simply comes down to a matter of taste.

That said, it shouldn’t stop anybody else doing so if that’s their prerogative – and it really shouldn’t make Kate “uncomfortable” (unless they are getting all up in her grill). Language is important here, given Kate’s revered status within the industry. Also, in the Venn diagram of women, the circle of those who wear revealing clothes and those who can have interesting conversations occasionally intersects.

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