Natalie Portman gave a bold, inspiring, impassioned speech at the recent Variety event ‘Power of Women’, demonstrating that she is sick of the s**t she is seeing all around her and is eager for change.

The actress was an honoree at the event, which took place on Friday, and in her speech listed off advice on what people can do to help women and increase equality in the world.

The advice ranged from not depicting violence against women in film and TV, to donating to Time’s Up, to hiring three women in positions that they don’t ordinarily occupy.

Natalie Portman attends Variety's Power of Women: Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel

 

One idea in particular sparked loud cheers, applause and appreciative laughter from the audience.

“Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult,” said Portman. “If a man says a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him, ‘What bad thing did you do to her?’ That’s a code word. He is trying to discredit her reputation.”

Portman also drew applause when she emphasized that diversity is crucial.

“If any group you’re in has people who only look like you, change that group,” she said. “It’s an awakening experience to hear from women who have different experiences of marginalization.”

Natalie Portman attends Variety's Power of Women: Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel

 

Portman additionally gave a shout out to Time’s Up’s new CEO and president, Lisa Borders.

She also namechecked Brett Ratner and his lawyer Marty Singer, who recently dropped a defamation case against Ratner’s accuser, Melanie Kohler, after Kohler received legal defense aid from Time’s Up.

Elsewhere in her speech, she talked at length about Harvey Weinstein, lamenting the fact that the Manhattan district attorney dropped one of the cases against him and slamming the way Weinstein’s concerted effort to discredit his victims robbed the industry of a whole generation of women.

You can watch an extract from the speech and the reactions to it online below: