Go ahead quote me

Tatiana Maslany.
Tatiana Maslany.
Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez.
Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez.

It is so much more complex than our boobs. My sexuality isn't me as an object to be looked at. It's the way I say 'hello' to somebody, the way I sit with somebody.

ORPHAN BLACK ACTRESS TATIANA MASLANY on society's tendency to sexualise women's bodies


People may now think I'm 'nice', but they still act surprised when I'm smart. It's a man's world. I feel like I'm constantly having to prove myself. Women have to do something remarkable over and over and over.

ACTRESS-SINGER JENNIFER LOPEZ


I chose this. So I'm not gonna sit here and say, 'Oh my God, poor me, I didn't have a normal childhood.'

ACTRESS-SINGER SELENA GOMEZ on growing up in the spotlight

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe