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Actress Ann Hathaway Blasts White, Straight, Male ‘Privilege’

“I really needed this,” actress Ann Hathaway told a Saturday night crowd after accepting the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner in Washington, D.C. The event was headlined by former Vice President Joe Biden — and Hathaway said a speech by the Democrat at the event helped restore some of her faith in the current state of the nation. “I think I’m probably walking around like most people right now. I’m pretty shell-shocked by what I see every day, what I hear every day. And I really don’t like to admit this, but I get scared,” she said. “You guys just gave me my heart back,” she added about Biden’s speech, as well as one from Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign. Hathaway, 35, then went on a rant about straight, white male privilege. “It is important to acknowledge [that] with the exception of being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely accepted myth,” she said. The actress continued, “That myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.” Hathaway, whose…

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