Connie Britton holding a bottle of feminism

Watch: Connie Britton reveals that feminism is the secret to her great hair

The amazing Connie Britton finally reveals the secret to her amazing locks — and we’re not surprised in the slightest

The video, which was written and directed by Britton’s “Nashville” co-star and fellow feminist Laura Benanti, is part of The Representation Project’s #AskHerMore campaign, which pushes red carpet reporters to ask women celebrities about their actual accomplishments, not just their appearance.


Connie Britton: Hi, I’m Connie Britton. And after years of being asked about my healthy, shiny hair, I am thrilled to share my beauty secret with you. It’s feminism! When used regularly, feminism has been known to produce amazing results, such as a woman’s right to vote, a woman’s right to her own body, a woman’s right to become a kickass athlete, the Violence Against Women Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, and more. Feminism is meant to be used on a daily basis and works best when shared.

Laura Benanti: But what if I don’t need feminism?

Britton: Trust me, girl, you do.

[Both toss their hair excessively]

Voiceover: Side effects of feminism may include passage of the equal rights amendment; closing the wage equality gap; providing an education to the 63 million girls worldwide currently denied one; a culture in which gender-based violence is considered unacceptable, perpetrators are held accountable, and victims are not shamed; a fair budget for women’s reproductive health; the wisdom to ignore any angry rants in the comments section of this video; and dry mouth.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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