Kate Beckinsale Fights for a Mum’s Right to Parrrrrrrty
Why is it that some people still think that a woman’s life must end once they have a child?
And why is it that some people still think they are entitled to an opinion on what someone else — a total stranger no less — should do with their life at all?
Well, Kate Beckinsale isn’t having any of it.
The 43-year-old actress has been criticised on Instagram after she posted a video of herself dancing with friends.
While the video has racked up over 25,000 likes, one misguided and ignorant commenter had something nasty to say about the clip.
“Go home and take care of your kids.”
Kate shut them down pretty much straight away:
“What’s amazing is it is no longer the 18th century so now that my one child is grown I don’t have to stay home (while she’s out with her own friends) playing the pianoforte, getting consumption or trying to secure her a marriage. But thank you for the quaint blast from the past.
“Oh and I can vote now too!”
Kate’s snarky reply was quickly met with support from other commenters who called it a ‘perfect comeback’.
The “children” she is meant to be at home looking after is Lily Mo Sheen, and she’s eighteen years old and has just graduated from high school
The male commentator apologised for his remark and tried to play it off as a joke. “It’s just a joke. I guess a horrible one. Lol. Sorry,” he wrote. Ha, yeah right it was a joke.
Let’s be clear – even if she had small children or a baby or two, Kate (and all of us playing along at home) is perfectly allowed to go out and hit the town dancing with friends if she so feels like it. She is a grown-arse woman, she can do as she pleases.
I am hopeful that this random misogynist is the only one thinking this but something tells me he isn’t the Lone Ranger here, which is sickening.
We’ve come so far but we have such a long way to go. A woman’s place is wherever she damn well feels like being in that moment.
Party on, Kate.
Source: Instagram and Giphy