'Quiet Misogyny' Within Industry Prevents Growth Of Female Superheroes

January 29, 2015 2:56 PM

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'Quiet Misogyny' Within Industry Prevents Growth Of Female Superheroes

Having witnessed his father physically abuse his mother as a child, Stewart gave a riveting speech for Amnesty International UK in October 2009. Remembering the impact the abuse had on him as a boy, he spoke to the responsibility men have to end this violence: “Even if she had [done something to provoke my father to hit her], violence is a choice. And it’s a choice that a man makes. We can choose to stop it.”

The 46-year-old actor penned a letter in August 2013 in support of reproductive rights. Ruffalo opened up about his own mother's experience of having an illegal abortion and used the letter to rally supporters: I invite you to find your voice and let it be known that you stand for abortion rights an...

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