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Kate Beckinsale gets grief for being an intelligent woman

I happened to be listening to Howard Stern on this week when Kate Beckinsale was on.  She was lovely. And forthcoming in a way not always seen in celebs.

At one point Howard noted that she went to Oxford and must be very smart and has she ever had her IQ tested.  To which she replied she had, but didn’t remember the score.  But she remembered it was high.

But she quickly got her mother on the line and asked her and she informed Kate that her IQ was 152.  Which is a ‘highly gifted’ score.   For reference, someone of average intelligence would fall in the 100-115 range.

Well naturally jealous assholes came for her.  Saying she was bragging or being immodest.  Had she been discussing owning a jet or a 30,000 home would have been fine, but something of actual worth, a superior mind, was too much for trolls.

Kate hit back this morning saying she wont dumb her self down for the masses.  BRAVO!

Taking to Instagram she wrote:

I was asked multiple times in a recent interview if knew my IQ.I didn’t answer the question the first few times, but I did tell the truth that my mum had had me tested when I was young,and that it was high. I didn’t remember the number,and after being pressed several times to call my mother and ask her,I did. Here’s the dilemma :Tell the truth?Refuse to answer the question?Lie?Pretend it was lower? I told the truth and some journalists have been triggered by this.Are we really jumping on women for answering a question truthfully about their intelligence or education?Are we really still requiring women to dumb themselves down in order not to offend? I went to an all girls school where I never had to worry about raising my hand making me possibly unfeminine-and I went to a university in which intellectual debate was not only encouraged,but the entire point of attending. I am very aware how lucky I am to have had those experiences.When I said it has been a handicap in Hollywood it’s PRECISELY because being female AND having an opinion often has to be quite carefully packaged so as not to be offensive or,as in this case,deliberately twisted into signifying ones perceived superiority or arrogance .It’s abundantly clear that this is still the case,and these journalists who spun this into me “bragging” is a part of the exact reason I say it was and is a handicap.As a woman truthfully answering a question about my own IQ,I have been the subject of a few articles trying to shame me for it. This is EXACTLY what I mean by a handicap. I don’t often respond to this sort of bullshit but it’s really important to me that NO percentage of women let alone 60% (Grazia magazine ,2019)should feel they need to lie or dumb down under ANY circumstances so as not to be a target.Facts:I’ve done some good movies and some shit movies. I’ve made some good and bad choices in my personal life.I have a really tolerant cat. My IQ is 152 and if that triggers you, @thecut, (despite your 2015 article on Salma Hayek stating the opposite )that’s your problem . Also,pick a side.Also,IQ doesn’t actually mean shit . But stop perfomatively supporting women while pulling crummy shit like this.

AWESOME!  Fuck people who can’t handle someone being proud or even just honest about their qualities.



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