Jane Fonda said on "Real Time with Bill Maher" that she was "reeling" from the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The actress and political activist shared a surprising story of when and how she met Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"I mean, it’s just, and it’s right. So if we’re going to survive as a world…they’re going to win," Fonda said about gay people and the fight for equality back in 1979.
In a new interview, Fonda says she's "closed up shop" on dating and explains why certain photos from her war protesting days make her "want to throw up."
Patricia Bosworth, who started out as an actress in films such as "The Nun's Story" and went on to become a notable celebrity biographer and magazine editor, died Thursday of complications of coronavirus. She was 86. Her friend Ray Leslee wrote on Facebook, "Patti was more than a great writer. She was an inspiration and a […]
Jane Fonda may be back in Hollywood shooting "Grace and Frankie," but she's still carving out time to protest.
Joaquin Phoenix and Martin Sheen arrested protesting climate change at Jane Fonda's final Fire Drill Friday.
This Monday, jury selection will begin in the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein. Throughout his career, Weinstein abused, manipulated, bullied and sexually assaulted hundreds of women. I am one of the many that he has harmed. His criminal acts reflect an industry that condones toxic and dangerous work environments for females who are expected to keep quiet on the set. But the film industry is not singular in its abusive ways toward women.In this MeToo era, it is still the norm for women not to be believed. As we watch the Weinstein trial in real time — and his lawyers collect hefty sums to dismiss the truth and discredit the brave survivors who will take the witness stand — now, more than ever, we must support these women to see that justice is served. Make no mistake that this landmark case will affect the number of assaults and rapes that are reported and prosecuted. If we see that money and power can buy a get out of jail card, it sends a strong message to women that their truth will be always be challenged.The same is true for the life force responsible for the water we drink and the air we breathe, Mother Nature. Like the countless survivors who are subjected to scrutiny and blame for crimes that take place inside their bodies, our earth is being violently assaulted. Her roots have been torn out of the soil; her sorrow is flooding our land. We see her anger burn like wildfire. We feel her trauma in the sinking earth and we do nothing to help her.Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's Criminal Trial Starts Monday - Here's What to ExpectThe parallels between the climate change crisis and rape are as clear as a blue sky. As a longtime activist for both issues, my hope is that the only time we are looking backward is to learn from our mistakes. When we say times up, we are pointedly speaking to both the abusers and the proactive climate-change denial by the Trump administration. Both are national emergencies that are largely ignored by our representatives.It took a choir of women’s voices, centuries of abuse and bloodshed for the pendulum to swing in the other direction on abusive behavior against women. When women in film like me and many others — the silence breakers — banded together in solidarity against the gross misuse of power in our industry, the time was finally “right” for people to wake up and take notice. We, along with male allies like Ronan Farrow, were able to amplify Tarana Burke’s MeToo battle cry into a movement and demand that predators be held accountable for their actions.The silence breakers who exposed themselves in going public with their experiences were not only hoping to create change for women in Hollywood but in our culture at large. While film is a visual medium, a character is only as good as his or her voice. It is dialogue that tells the story.Also Read: LA District Attorney Is Reviewing 8 Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Harvey WeinsteinMother Earth needs our help too. Every human life is dependent on protecting our planet. We breathe her air, drink her water and bask in her sunlight. Yet, we have violated and abused her. We have ignored her cries for help.Women are innately connected to the earth’s ability to grow and give life. Mother Earth is MeToo. We have shared trauma that needs nurturing and healing. It is our responsibility to help her by adopting natural climate solutions and a planetary health diet, leave fossil fuels in the ground and restrict emissions.These two movements are intrinsically intertwined. They both require us, as a society, to find common ground, to respect one another and the earth we dwell upon. To look at what we can do right now to support both causes. To create and speak a language that we all can acknowledge and understand, one of hope, peace and change.As we begin not only a new year but a new decade, women are reclaiming their freedoms by seeking a better, safer and kinder world to live in. I want more for myself, for other women, for my daughter. We deserve to walk this earth without trepidation of being verbally, physically or sexually attacked on a daily basis.Also Read: Melania Trump Downplays Husband's Greta Thunberg Diss: Barron 'Is Not an Activist Who Travels the Globe'If you don’t know where to begin, look no further than the many fearless heroines leading the charge. If 16-year-old Greta Thunberg can see the error of our ways and dedicate her young life to raising awareness and demanding transparency and change, we can too. If Jane Fonda can band together environmentalists and supporters to protest with her FireDrillFridays, we can too. If the simple but profound phrase MeToo answered the cries of millions of people who had been sexually assaulted, we can muster the same kind of advocacy to combat climate change.There will always be people who seek to destroy rather than protect our earth and the people who inhabit it. With all change, there are growing pains but as a collective community, we rise above the discomfort and discrimination with steadfast determination and heart. We dig our heels into the soil to preserve and nurture it and the women who have been harmed. We will be louder and stronger than animosity and ignorance and step into our organic roles as organic warriors, the way Mother Nature intended us to.Read original story Rosanna Arquette: How the MeToo and Climate Change Movements Are ‘Intertwined’ (Guest Blog) At TheWrap
Lily Tomlin Calls 'Grace and Frankie' Costar Jane Fonda a 'Real Toughie' Amid Protest Arrests
The Oscar winner, who turns 82 on Saturday, was arrested for a fifth time in Washington, D.C. Friday as part of her ongoing climate change march.
Sally Field has been arrested at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays climate change march in Washington, D.C.
Jane Fonda was back on the steps of Capitol Hill on Friday, protesting climate change with actors Iain Armitage and Paul Scheer.
Actresses Diane Lane, Piper Perabo and model Amber Valletta were among those arrested on Friday in the latest climate protest led by Jane Fonda. Demonstrators chanted, "the waters are rising, and so are we," as the seventh week of the protests focused on clean safe water. Fonda herself was not arrested. After her fourth arrest, […]
“If you’re pro-God and pro-America and pro-gun and pro-duck hunting, that’s all I want," 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson told Trump supporters.
The 81-year-old actor was arrested four times in as many weeks for staging protests against climate inaction at the Capitol.
Jane Fonda was arrested for the 4th consecutive week at a climate change protest, alongside Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener.
Ted Danson joined Jane Fonda to protest climate change this week, saying that getting arrested "sharpens the mind."