#GAReads | Melissa McCarthy on Social Expectations for Women: 'Are You Pleasant? Do You Not Make Trouble?'

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Melissa McCarthy on Social Expectations for Women: 'Are You Pleasant? Do You Not Make Trouble?'“:

Melissa McCarthy is InStyle’s February cover star and the interview is delightful—she discussed motherhood, her marriage, her actor friends, her love of Scotch and going to bed at 8:30 pm—and when the conversation intensified, it’s her own doing. A question about sensitivity to negative reviews became a dissection of social expectations of women in and outside of Hollywood:

“Having two daughters [Vivian, 11, and Georgette, 8], I think there is a weird layer in the world [for women] where it’s not just about looks but it’s also, “Are you pleasant? Do you not make trouble?” I don’t want to be around someone who’s a pain in the ass and confrontational, but I also don’t think that you always have to be Stepford Wife-y and can’t have opinions.”

Read Maria Sherman’s full article at Jezebel here…