BRENT FURDYK ET
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up like never before in an interview with Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Justine Picardie for the magazine's February issue.
One topic that gets under Gwyneth's skin is when women are nasty and critical towards other women. "Women really need to examine why they’re so vitriolic to other women," she says. "Why they want to twist words, why they want to read about someone else in a negative light and why that feels good to them… But I also know a huge tribe of women who are loving and supportive of other women, in ways that are completely transformative."
She also discusses the ever-changing role that women play in society, and how this changes their self-perception: "I think we are a generation of women who are different in a lot of respects, and some of us want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word," she says. "We want to be feminine and soft, we want to be maternal, we want to be sexual, we want to be explorers – and we can be a combination of all of these archetypes. You can be powerful, but you can also be vulnerable… [I have] learnt the power of kindness and the importance of non-judgemental ways of looking at others."