Dolly Parton has long spoken openly about the social constraints often imposed on certain groups of people. The legendary singer spoke of the effects of the #MeToo movement that swept Hollywood and the music industry, and said that despite all the work done to end the abuse of women and victims, there is even more than must be done.
"I think there will always be a long way to go. It's just a work in progress like life itself. Especially for women at work. I think that's why we're here with the #MeToo movement, "Parton told Sky News, while discussing his hit musical Broadway," 9 to 5 "- based on the movie 1980, which should come out in the UK.
"It has brought up the subject of workplace harassment and the fact that women still do not have the opportunity to do as much as they can or do not pay, you know, equal to the work they do. So all these problems remain. I really think that when it came out in the 80s, it really did a lot of good. He really shed light on that. "
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When asked if she had ever encountered any real problems in her career that could be highlighted by the #MeToo movement, Parton, 73, replied that she did not think she was anything else and that She had simply been busy managing her professional empire and the business sector in the only way she knew how.
"You know, I did not really think of it like that at the time because I grew up with men," Parton explained. "I have six brothers, my father, my uncles – I've always been close to all the men in my family.I have known many great men.So, I have not a lot of thought.Of course, I've been hit all my life like any girl – but I always take it as a compliment.I have never done anything to try to progress in the world. Company I have never slept with anyone unless I wanted it.
The singer of "Jolene" continued: "I have never been in one of these positions or I have tried to stay out of these positions, and if I was in that position, I had lucky to have a great personality and a great sense of humor that I could jokingly joke about – and then, if I could not, I have a colossal temper and a thorn dorsal so it can come out differently. "
"I had worked and it was a man's world, but I enjoyed it."
Last week, Parton stole the show when she took the Grammys stage and was serenaded by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves. Parton said she was encouraged by the wide range of support for women in the movement and hoped that women could continue to overcome obstacles.
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"I think people are more open. I hope we can go out there and do what we think we can not do, "she said. "We can be a bit more aggressive now that we now have a slightly more open path. I am proud to be a woman. I look like a woman, but I think of a man because I know how men think. I do not think it's a man or a woman, I just think of a job well done. "
Parton said that despite her many accomplishments during her career, she did not like giving advice to people, because the trajectory of each is not the same, and in her time, she hums with the best of them – even if she does not understand everything. the weather.
"I'm not trying to tell others what to do. People always say "what kind of advice do you give? I do not give advice to people, "she explained. I have information if you want to know some facts and if you want to know sometimes how I managed something, but I believe that everyone has the right to be oneself. Everyone has his way and his path, and the talent of each is different. "
She insisted, "It's not for me to tell them not to do it. Who am I to tell anyone not to do anything? I look like the city trap – and that's how I modeled my appearance after the city tramp. So, who am I to tell someone else how to dress or tell someone what to do? I just live my femininity. People say, "Are you a feminist? I do not know. I do not know exactly what it means. I am proud to be a woman. I am proud to be a businesswoman. I am proud to do what I do. But I just like to live it. I like to be an example. "
While Dollywood's co-owner was in a hurry to see a woman hold the position of oval board president, Parton said she certainly saw it as a possibility and also pointed out the characteristics that any female commander-in-chief should own.
"I think there could be one, but she needs to be smart. She needs to know what she's doing. She does not need to take it to prove anything because she is a woman. She must have the goods, she must have the knowledge, she must have the backbone to run a country. I do not think we will ever have a woman president if we do not really feel able to save the country or the world in this way. "