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Jane Fonda on getting arrested and being an older activist: ‘What have you got to lose?’

On Fridays, Jane Fonda gets arrested. Police have repeatedly detained the 81-year-old movie star for unlawful demonstration at the U.S. Capitol, where she has joined others in calling for the reduction of fossil fuels. Cameras have captured Fonda in what isn’t really a new role for her — outspoken activist — being led away with her hands tied behind her back, sometimes alongside famous friends who have also come to demand action.

“When you’re older, what have you got to lose? You’re not in the marketplace for some guy who’s scared of a strong woman,” she told PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff on Thursday. “So you can rise to yourself and become who you are meant to be, and you can be brave.”
“Older women have always tended to be the bravest,” she added.

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