Always the bad ass, Rose McGowan has made many a headline over the past few months, most notably for the outspoken stands she's taken on Hollywood's rampant misogyny and sexism. A more notable instance involved her tweeting about a casting call that required actresses to wear a push-up bra for a, surprise, Adam Sandler flick. This may have resulted in McGowan's agent dropping her, but it also resulted in many apt 'Rose-McGowan-fucking-rocks' think pieces.
Sunday night she made herself heard in much more than 140 characters at a bipartisan political gala in New Hampshire. As the gala for the group No Labels wrapped up for the evening series of speakers spoke to a "very, very white room," including Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Lindsey Graham, McGowan decided to go rogue and take the mic. "I'm going to annihilate in 3-2-1...,"she tweeted before standing up to tell the stunned crowd of lawmakers why they don't represent "her America" and never will as long as they vote down equal pay for women and wage war on female bodies. "I would say to you, one, get out of my body," McGowan said, listing off reasons why none of the speakers in the room are in touch with modern issues or voters. "Two, equal pay for women; Three, integrate. You cannot make laws for America without knowing it."
Posting the video of the speech on her Facebook, McGowan wrote, "I knew I had to act. So I stepped the fuck up. After years of volunteering for candidates, and stumping for those who aren't standing for me... I took back my power. My power is my voice. Tonight I used my voice. My heart was racing, but I did it anyway. And I walked out with my fist held high."
We reached out to McGowan herself about the experience, and she thankfully wasn't finished spilling her truth tea. "I just wanted these men to know what they're doing is not okay" McGowan told PAPER. "Times have changed and these men haven't. I'm an outlier. I do what I want, when I want. These politicians seem to bend the rules for themselves, so I figured I'd bend them, too."
Watch the clip below.