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And this is why Jennifer Garner should be Mayor of Hollywood.

In fact, Jennifer Garner for Mayor of Everything.

Jennifer Garner on the ‘Women in Hollywood’ red carpet.

The Hollywood actress was honoured at the annual ‘Women in Hollywood’ event on Monday night, and she brought the house down with her acceptance speech, sharing her experiences with sexism in the film industry.

“The fact that there even needs to be a Women in Hollywood event is a little bit sad. I mean, the men in Hollywood event is every day — it’s called Hollywood. Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part.”

YES, Jen. YES.

But there’s more. The 42-year-old actress went on to talk about the differences in how she and her actor husband Ben Affleck are treated by the media.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner at the 2013 Oscars .

“So for example, my husband and I do kind of the same job, a little bit. Not long ago we both had one of those magical days, we call it a junket, where we both attended these lovely events where people come in every four minutes, they ask the same questions over and over again, you know the drill.

“We got home at night and we compared notes. And I told him every single person who interviewed me, I mean every single one, and this is true of the red carpet here tonight at Elle, asked me, ‘How do you balance work and family?’ And he said the only thing that people asked him repeatedly was about the tits on the ‘Blurred Lines’ girl, which, for the record if we’re talking about them, they are real and they are fabulous.”

(She was talking about actress/model Emily Ratajkowski, who starred in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video-clip, and also acted opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl.)

“As for work-life balance, he said no-one asked him about it that day. As a matter of fact, no-one had ever asked him about it. And we do share the same family. Isn’t it time to kinda change that conversation?”

Damn straight, Jen.

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