Happy International Women’s Day, indeed!
The momma of two revealed that she wants to make sure her two daughters, Vivian and Georgette Falcone, never have any body confidence issues.
The gorgeous gal told the mag:
“Give me your best punch in the face, and I’ll take that punch, rather than have my kid feel bad about herself├óΓé¼┬ª.There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what .5% of the human race looks like. It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.”
Taking a punch for her kids?! That’s some solid parenting!
But these strong feelings go way beyond her own home. The Ghostbusters star also admitted that she wants women EVERYWHERE to stop judging each other, saying:
“With women, there’s this constant weird cultural thing where we’re always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another. Who wore it best? Whose butt’s better? Instead, how about if everyone wins? How intensely boring would it be if we were all the same?”
She’s hoping her clothing line will help everyone win, and allow them to embrace the differences in their bodies, adding:
“A good portion of women in America are size 14 and higher. I just try to make clothing that’ll make all women feel really good├óΓé¼┬ª.When I feel good about my clothes, I’m more patient with my kids. I don’t beep at the guy in his car texting in front of me. I look at the world a little differently. The small happy moments add up. A little bit of joy goes a long way.”
Besides, she’s totally over girls who refuse to call themselves feminists, confessing:
“I always think, ‘Oh, that sounds so dumb.’ And I don’t mean that in a hateful way. It just sounds so ill-informed. Do you think women should be paid less? You don’t believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word.”
Those are some wise words from Melissa! For more, be sure to snag her issue of Redbook when it hits stands on March 15, and ch-ch-check out her stunning spread in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Redbook.]