- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jane Fonda has opened up for the first time about being a rape survivor, in a new interview in Net-A-Porter magazine.

The actress and liberal activist made the revelation while giving an example of the “toll” the patriarchy has taken on women.

“I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault; that I didn’t do or say the right thing,” she told actress Brie Larson, who conducted the interview.

“I know young girls who’ve been raped and didn’t even know it was rape. They think, ‘It must have been because I said no the wrong way,’” she continued. “One of the great things the women’s movement has done is to make us realize that [rape and abuse is] not our fault. We were violated and it’s not right.”

Ms. Fonda didn’t elaborate on the abuse she suffered as a child.

The two-time Oscar winner revealed in 2014 that her mother, Frances Ford Seymour, was sexually abused as a child before committing suicide at 42, The New York Post reported.

“The minute that I read that, everything fell into place,” Ms. Fonda said at the time. “I knew why the promiscuity, the endless plastic surgery, the guilt, the inability to love or be intimate, and I was able to forgive her and forgive myself.”

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