What words would you associate with actress Blake Lively?


Perhaps ‘sunny’ springs to mind? ‘Funny’ or ‘sweet’, or to be reductive, ‘blonde’? I’d wager, whatever your immediate associations, they’ll have little to do with activism against child abuse.


So, when Lively took to the stage at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon last week and used her speech as an honouree, not to give thanks but to rail against the evils of child pornography, the shock was palpable.


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