If Helen Mirren Had Daughters, She Would Have Taught Them How To Say “F**K Off” To Men

“If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been ‘fuck off’ because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we? And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, ‘No, fuck off, leave me  alone, thank you very much.’ You see, I couldn’t help saying ‘Thank you very much,’ I just couldn’t help myself…I want girls to swear at men.”

– Dame Helen Mirren on how she would have prepared her own daughters (if she had them) for success in the entertainment industry. In an interview with The Mail magazine, the actress gave a candid account of the years of sexism she endured in her career and this was her takeaway. I think her advice is applicable to women in every industry. Although, maybe you don’t have to use the word FUCK. The sentiment is dead on. You need to learn say no sometimes in order to be successful. [The Daily Mail UK]