Not-So-Sweet Tweet: Olivia Wilde Asks Super-Important Question

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Olivia Wilde is very vocal in the world of women’s rights, and yesterday she got on social media for a unique kind of Twitter poll. She asked people in Twitterverse what they think is preventing women from achieving full equality.

Olivia Tweeted:

That’s a big question, and giving an answer in 140 characters is quite a task. 140 characters don’t allow you to get into the nitty-gritty of the issue, but it can help you start a dialogue. It didn’t take long for people to start responding.

One person pointed to the attacks on women’s reproductive rights as something seriously holding women back. After all, if a woman can’t have control over her own body, which is supposed to belong to her, what can she control?

Another person said it was the issue on how boys are brought up to believe and think:

Someone else responded by talking about how beliefs can become so ingrained into a society (like negative beliefs about women) that it can hurt progress:

The need for more women in leadership roles was brought up:

The way women are treated by the media was discussed:

It might not be an official poll, and Twitter might not be the place for long, philosophical conversations, but Olivia is opening dialogue and getting people thinking about the issue. What do you think most holds back justice and equality for women, and what can be done to better the situation? Let us know, and let Olivia know, too!

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