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PENELOPE CRUZ: “THERE IS EVERY REASON TO STRIKE ON MARCH 8”

Madrid / The actress and winner of an Oscar, Penélope Cruz, considers there is every reason to strike called by feminist on March 8, coinciding with the celebration of International Women’s Day, and she has expressed her hope that it will be the beginning of ” a real change “.

“There is every reasons. I totally agree and I support it”, the actress from Madrid told EFE. “A lot of things are happening on a global level that can really mean the beginning of a real change. This can not remain in an anecdote which fills pages of newspapers for a few months and then it it forgotten.”

Cruz, in promotion of the movie Loving Pablo, which will be released this Friday, thinks mobilization in Hollywood, following the wave of complaints of sexual harassment, around the #Metoo movement (#Amítambién in Spanish), should serve as a lever to denounce any type of discrimination against women in other sectors.

“Everything that has come to light in our industry has to serve as a focus for women from other professions and other industries that do not have a microphone close by,” she says.

“What is happening is very important. I think it’s more than symbolic and I hope it is a reality to change to something more just, “he said.

Javier Bardem, with whom he shares a leading role in the film about Colombian boss Pablo Escobar, also supports the strike. “You have to do it, it’s going to be done, and you have to support this movement, because it’s logical,” the main character of the film No es país para viejos has told EFE.

“The wage parity, the equality of working conditions (…) It is anachronistic that we are still talking about this,” he stressed. “It should be known but it seems that no, so we must remember what is necessary: ​​the March 8 strike is very important, we must support it and support it”.

Also Fernando León de Aranoa, film-maker of the film about Escobar and author of a filmography in which he emphasizes the social and political commitment, declares himself in favour of the mobilization on March 8.

“It is a group with motives to mobilize, and the work is a field where there have been and still are many injustices, so I fully support the strike,” film-maker by Los lunes bajo el sol said.

In his opinion, we live “a historical moment” in which “we began to be aware that things have changed forever, although there are many steps to go up”. (March 7, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
La noticia habla…
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de la opinión de una actriz española sobre una huelga.
B
de lo que ha contado una actriz sobre una película que va a rodar.
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de una huelga que ha convocado una actriz española.
Question 2
Según el texto, Penélope Cruz…
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no cree que sea necesario hacer huelga el 8 de marzo.
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no se mostró ni a favor ni en contra de la huelga convocada el 8 de marzo.
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considera que hay que hacer huelga el próximo 8 de marzo.
Question 3
Sobre esta huelga, ¿discrepa Javier Bardem con Penélope?
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Así es.
B
¡Nadie lo sabe!
C
En absoluto.
Question 4
Sobre el movimiento #Metoo, Penélope Cruz dice que…
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debe servir para que otras mujeres también se movilicen contra la discriminación.
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no se puede llevar este movimiento a otros sectores.
C
no es tan importante como se piensa.
Question 5
En la noticia se dice que Penélope…
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duda que pueda haber algún tipo de cambio en relación con la situación de la mujer.
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piensa que lo que está pasando no mejorará la situación de la mujer.
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cree que lo que está ocurriendo podría ser el inicio de un cambio.
Question 6
Se hará esta huelga en el Día Internacional de la Mujer.
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¡Imposible saberlo!
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Para nada.
C
Así es.
Question 7
Javier Bardem considera que...
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todavía no se ha alcanzado la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres en el ámbito laboral.
B
ya se ha logrado que las mujeres no sufran discriminación en el trabajo.
C
no es cierto que las mujeres sufran algún tipo de discriminación en el trabajo.
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