Instead of being seen as another Hollywood star for her beauty, Witherspoon wanted to be known for her humor and talent. "I always had a thing about exploring sexuality," Witherspoon told Vanity Fair. "When I got into the business, there were all the male magazines that told us how to work, but I never posed for a sexy photo and I'm fine with that, because that's not how I wanted to be seen. That's not how I see myself."
"I always say, 'Funny doesn't give in'," she continued. "I always wanted to be funny, you know? And you can avoid becoming obsolete if you keep being funny. Guess what becomes obsolete? Your breasts go south, your face south, your ass south, but you can always be funny. "
Likewise, the actress believes that women should be able to use whatever they want without judgment. She firmly believes that the way a woman dresses should have nothing to do with consent.