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Nicole Kidman's Important Speech About Ageism Is Something Everyone Should Hear

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In case you haven't noticed yet, women all over the world have had enough of the sexism, harassment, and gender bias that's prevalent in our societies.

Those who are lucky enough to have a platform to speak out, like the women in Hollywood, have been coming clean about the experiences they've had to endure throughout their careers.

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Some of the world's biggest female celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Oprah, Debra Messing, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Chastain, have opened up about receiving less pay than their male co-stars, not being properly recognized for their achievements, and being victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

Time's Up, a movement against sexual harassment originally founded in 2006, has since resurfaced to draw attention to these issues. Celebrities showed support for Time's Up by showing up to the Golden Globes Awards clad in black outfits, and by donating money to a legal defense fund to support lower income women seeking justice for harassment and assault in the workplace.

However, while everyone is caught up with Time's Up and the #MeToo movements, there is another important issue that is equally as important but has not been getting enough attention: ageism.

At the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), which took place on January 21, actress Nicole Kidman shone a light on this topic, and used her acceptance speech to draw attention to the fact that the entertainment industry is finally recognizing and celebrating women over 40 by telling their stories.

Kidman couldn't help but tear up as she delivered a powerful speech that needed to be heard.

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