- The Washington Times - Friday, November 11, 2016

Jane Fonda says she’s fearful for her family and the future of feminism after Donald Trump’s stunning Election Day victory over Hillary Clinton.

“How many people here feel that their brains are scrambled?” the actress and liberal activist asked attendees at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s annual luncheon Thursday.

“I feel like I was hit by a truck, frankly,” she said, CNN reported. “I am scared, as a woman. I have daughters. I have granddaughters. I’m scared. But I know that we need to understand why this happened, and what it means, and how do we move forward together.”

Ms. Fonda stressed the importance that women, now more than ever, need to listen to each other “with an open heart.”

“I know that we all didn’t vote for the same people,” she told the crowd. “And we have to, as women, we have to have each others’ backs, no matter who we voted for. We have to listen carefully.”

“We have to redefine masculinity so that it’s not toxic and create safe spaces for young men to be strong, to be heroic, but also to be sensitive and empathic,” she said.

Ms. Fonda was joined onstage by WNBA President Lisa Borders and feminist author Gloria Steinem, who also weighed in on the election results.

Hillary Clinton won the majority of votes, but because of the Electoral College, we will have (Donald) Trump as the president. This is going to be very tough, because so far, he has opposed every single majority issue that both women and men care about in many cases, but especially women care about,” Ms. Steinem told CNN. “So we don’t know what’s going to happen, but we do know that the women’s movement is big and huge. We have each other, and we’re going to go forward.”

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