For better or for worse, I’ve always drawn conclusions about celebrities based on what they do with their fame. (Case in point: Aaron Paul’s shout out to his wife’s charity work in his Emmy acceptance speech last night).
Scarlett Johansson, beyond the coquettish face and acting chops that made her a star, is a passionate advocate for women’s rights. And, she’s using her voice to speak up for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Catalyzed by the disappointingly antiquated thinking behind the Hobby Lobby case earlier this year, Johansson felt compelled to take action. “When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade,” Johansson told Planned Parenthood.
“I was appalled by the thought of men taking away women’s ability to make our own personal health care decisions,” she continued, “That’s…why I’m proud to support Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s ‘Women Are Watching’ campaign to ensure that young women know the high stakes for women’s health and rights this November. Women are watching, and we will fight for candidates who will ensure that birth control is affordable and who will protect access to safe and legal abortion. Women will be the key to the elections this November and it’s more important than ever that young women register to vote and vote for the candidate that will stand up and fight for them,” Johansson said passionately of the collaboration.
Her exclusive design for Planned Parenthood, a tee is now available here.