Sandra Bullock Troubled by Media Attacks on Women Over Age and Physical Appearance: ''It's Become Open Hunting Season''

"I'm trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women," Oscar winner tells E! News at the Minions junket

By Natalie Finn Jul 01, 2015 2:21 AMTags
Watch: Sandra Bullock Says Women's Looks Are "Attacked" By Media

Sandra Bullock can't help but set a good example when it comes to having her priorities in order.

Joking that "of course" she knew she'd be People's Most Beautiful issue cover girl this year, the Oscar winner told E! News at the Minions junket this week that she agreed to that "generous" offer so that she could talk about the women whom she finds beautiful.

"I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look or our age," she lamented. "I'm shocked—and maybe I was just naïve, but I'm embarrassed by it. My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I'm trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don't see a stop happening."

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Bullock is mom to 5-year-old son, Louis, who in addition to being raised right is going to get to see Minions as soon as it comes out July 10.

But while she's raising a son, Bullock feels for what young girls have to deal with these days.

"Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet—somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it," the actress told us. But until then, women need to look out for each other.

"You'd be surprised at the love that you have in our crazy industry," Bullock said. "The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out it's an onslaught. And I laughed when [People] said they're gonna be generous and bestow me this wonderful privilege, but I said if I can talk about the amazing women who I find beautiful, which are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other, then I'm more than honored to be on the cover of this."

"We need to stop," she continued. "We are harming girls and women in a way, at a speed that it's scaring me. It's really scaring me, so I would love for someone to help put a stop to this."

It sounds as though anyone with Sandra Bullock in his or her corner is one lucky person. Watch the full interview above and check out the clip below to hear more about what the actress' son Louis is up to—and why she's not planning on telling him what Mommy does for a living anytime soon!

Watch: Sandra Bullock Gushes Over Motherhood and Son Louis