Jane Fonda reveals she was raped

In an online interview with fellow actress Brie Larson, Fonda talked about the "extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females".

Jane Fonda has revealed for the first time that she has been the victim of a rape as a child.

The actress and activist spoke about the "extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females" in a new interview with fellow Oscar victor Brie Larson.

But Jane made clear she was not interested in focusing on her personal struggles, but rather the problem as a whole.

At an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, Fonda shared that while writing her memoirs, she found information through her mother's medical records indicating that Seymour was abused at 8 years old. They think, 'It must have been because I said no the wrong way'. "We were violated and it's not right".

This is such an important point for young women to hear!

She has apologized for some of her "mistakes" back then, but some veterans and right-wing Republicans will never forgive "Hanoi Jane" for being photographed sitting on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun in 1972.

It's an fantastic read from two of our favorite actresses, and we highly recommend checking out the entire conversation HERE!

The star added she thought being a young actress now was "terrifying" because of female sexualisation.

The Oscar-winning actress noted she often felt "diminished" by the men in her life, saying they were "wonderful but victims of a patriarchal belief system".

"You have to get naked so much". There is even more emphasis on how you look, ' she said.

The 79-year-old Fonda, a prominent activist for women's rights for years, in 2001 founded the Centre for Adolescent Reproductive Health, which helps prevent teen pregnancy. Her father, Henry Fonda, was also a prominent actor - in fact, he's been deemed one of the top actors of the 20th century - and her mother was a socialite who committed suicide when Fonda was 12 years old. I wish I had known that when I was younger. "I never thought I was worth it", she said.

  • Salvatore Jensen