Gwyneth Paltrow's comments about being close to the 'common woman' have been taken out of context.
In her recent interview with CNN Money, she talked at length about her lifestyle site, Goop, and how she feels she can relate to women. All women.
People seem to be scoffing at the idea that Gwyneth Paltrow thinks of herself as a ‘common woman,’ but we say, give her a break. Below is what the actress actually said, plus 8 more quotes that prove she is a true champion of women.
We’ve got your back, Gwynnie.
‘I’m incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman and I’m a mother. We all are in a physical body with beating hearts, with compassion and love. We are all seekers, we all want questions, we all want fulfillment, we want to live our best lives. We want to be healthy and happy and squeeze the most that we can out of life. I think that’s all women.’
‘I know what I want to do, and I’m going to do it. I don’t care so much about the men, but I wish women were slightly more understanding of other women. A lot of women reporters try to pit me against other women doing entrepreneurial things. There’s room for everybody.’
‘The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.’
‘We’re always trying to reconcile all these different parts of ourselves. We want something beautiful or to get a girl crush on someone, but we also want to understand ourselves better – we want better relationships. Women are so multifaceted. There are more materialistic, shallower sides to us, and there are profound sides to us. We’re capable of holding a lot.’
‘It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think of yourself and what your children think. So if anyone is going to ask my advice, I’d say, do what is right for you and don’t give a shit what anyone else thinks.’
‘Invest in what’s real. Clean as you go. Drink while you cook. Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be.’
‘Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.’
‘She has evolved with so much wisdom and grace that I would say my favorite Madonna is today’s Madonna. She’s a beautiful product of all her explorations and incarnations.’
‘The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.’