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June 01, 2013  | by: Kelly Hanelt
Twitter (@oh_its_ALISSA)

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Pop culture needs a reality check. The fact that so much of the rubbish that needs to be strayed from is a byproduct of our increasing obsession with certain celebrities is not lost on this writer. Nor, conveniently, is the solution. No praise need be offered – I’m not enlightened, I’m just bored. Bored of Amanda Bynes, Snooki, Justin Bieber, or anyone else inclined to crash their car, tweet hateful nonsense, or throw a bong out the window on any given day. I’m bored of continual media coverage of people who offer little more than an ego-boost to the rest of humanity because you may have gotten fired/ dumped/ publicly humiliated or all of the above.

We need to recalibrate. We need to get off Instacrack, stop looking at that picture of @badgirlriri’s ass, and realize that causing a stir is just one out of a million ways to make it in this world (note: success exclusive to millionaires, extremely talented individuals, or that skinny bitch who looks like Megan Fox.) Want a real role model? Enter Isla Fisher.

In addition to being a successful actress, mother, and Mrs. Borat, Fisher is a class act. She’s got her head on straight and was kind enough to recently drop some of that hot wisdom onto the world. Speaking on the topic of women finding work in Hollywood, she said,

“Women should not have to adopt masculine traits in order to succeed. You should be able to stay as a woman, and in tune with your femininity and still be equal. Women one hundred percent support each other in the movie industry. I auditioned for a movie recently and when I went in, the producer said he’d told one of its stars, Naomi Watts, that he was auditioning me and she’d said, ‘She’s so funny, she’s a great actress – you should hire her.’ What a lovely, kind and supportive thing to do for another woman.”

You want some female empowerment? Hint: It’s not hiding in Ke$ha’s over-embracing of her sexualty. It’s not in the seams of Rihanna’s denim thong or the 13th margarita Snooki is downing on the boardwalk. It’s in the success of actresses like Isla Fisher. She’s been acting for 11 years and is evidence that you can’t keep a classy girl down.

Are you a fan of Fisher’s sophisticated ways?

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