Women are talking about how abortion has benefited their lives and goals, including the goal of starting a family once they're ready to.They're saying that they don't regret the decision, and that they're tired of being silenced and shamed for it.“She’s like the Bill Cosby of philanthropy,” Handler deadpanned.“She slips you a drink, and when you come out of it you found out you bought a school in Malawi.I have three schools now.”Handler concluded her speech by describing Theron as a perfect mother.“On top of all of this, my friend manages to do [her humanitarian work] while being a lovely and present mother to her two little nuggets,” Handler said.There are many reasons for this difference, Katha Pollitt argued in the Nation, including sexism (abortion is a “women’s issue”), anti-sex attitudes (marriage is about “love”; abortion is about sex), and class disparities (LGBTQ people can be found in every strata of society, whereas abortion access is the biggest problem for low-income women).There’s another factor that probably contributes, though.
All kidding aside, the comedian praised Theron and former actress Mary Mc Cormack for being her role models. She explained to the crowd that the actress is results-orientated and most important, she’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind.
“Yes, I am very fat right now,” said Theron, who has gained 30 pounds for her latest movie role called , as she arrived at the podium.
“It is so scary to watch you come up here and introduce me to a bunch of people because when we talk about stuff, I don’t know what you are going to say. I’m always sitting there going, ‘What the fuck is she going to say?
“I’m sure she has a nanny, but I’ve been over to her house so many times and I’ve never seen one. She’s the only friend of mine who can get me to watch like a six-and-a-half-minute video of her daughter sleeping.
And I would watch it again because of the joy that it brings her. She’s the person who inspired me to adopt a second dog! ” exclaimed Handler as Theron walked up to the stage with the crowd on their feet and cheering.