Daisy Ridley responds to sexist body shamers on Instagram

'I am a 'real woman' like every other woman in this world'

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Daisy Ridley has responded to a series of misogynistic comments left on her International Women's Day post, by writing a message slamming body-shamers and sexism on her Instagram page.

The post in question was a screenshot of a message, reading: "Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them." 

After seeing a string of hateful comments on her page, Daisy called out the idea that some women are more 'real' than others, writing on a particular commenter's post: "'Real women' are all shape and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave, have families, don't have families. I am a 'real woman' like every other woman in this world."

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Drawing parallels between herself and her Star Wars character Rey, she continued: "It is much more hurtful to continue to slate other women than BE a woman, BE a character, BE whoever you want to be. I'm a normal girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, just like [my Star Wars character] Rey. I will not apologize for how I look, what I say, and how I live my life cause what's happening inside is much more important anyway."

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After a load of people then began sending the user a bunch of messages slamming the initial post, Daisy uploaded another post asking people to remain kind to each other: "Guys it was not my intention for anyone to send messages to that poor person that posted the original picture. My whole post is about being kind to each other, so please refrain!

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