Sandra Bullock Says Media’s Attack on Women is ‘Open Hunting Season’


A full-on Hollywood crusade against sexism continues to gain momentum, and its next target appears to be media as a whole.

Sandra Bullock, the cover girl for People magazine’s Most Beautiful May issue, told E! News this week she doesn’t agree with how women are treated by the media, and said it’s become an “open hunting season” that needs to stop.

“I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, but it’s because of how we look or our age,” Bullock began. “I’m shocked-and maybe I was just naive, but I’m embarrassed by it.”

“My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening,” the Oscar-winning actress continued.

Bullock, 50, then expressed sympathy for young girls who have to deal with scrutiny on social media.

“Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the Internet- somebody with a very large hand and a big voice needs to put a stop to it,” the Gravity star lamented, before praising her industry peers for defending each other against the “onslaught” she said exists outside of their circle.

“You’d be surprised at the love that you have in our crazy industry,” she said.

Bullock stated:

The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out it is an onslaught.

And I laughed when [People] said they’re gonna be generous and bestow me this wonderful privilege, but I said if I can talk about the amazing women who I find beautiful, which are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other, then I’m more than honored to be on the cover of this.

“We need to stop,” she concluded. “We are harming girls and women in a way, at a speed that it’s scaring me. It’s really scaring me, so I would love for someone to help out a stop to this.”