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Emilia Clarke Hates The Phrase ‘Strong Women’. Here’s Why

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Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons has spoken. By that, of course, we mean Emilia Clarke. The actress has voiced her disapproval against the use of the phrase ‘strong women’, and says that the term is actually quite ‘sexist’.

The actress was at the Cannes Film Festival for the screening of her movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. Emilia said that she found the usage of the phrase particularly useless due to a presence of a female lead in a film.

The actress who has gained popularity for her work in the show Game Of Thrones, said in an interview, ‘If it’s not strong, what is it? Are you telling me there’s another option, that there’s a weak option? You think a lead in a movie is going to be a weak woman? It just doesn’t even bear having the conversation, so enough already with the strong women, please.’

Emilia cited male leads as an example. They are almost never referred to as ‘strong men,’ unless they are physically strong. Her solution? Eliminate the phrasing entirely.

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