"If you can't learn, you don't belong in the boardroom. There's plenty of women who do belong in the boardroom," Fonda said.
"F--k it! Sweep the floor at Starbucks until you learn!" Fonda said at an HBO event Thursday night, regarding men who've lost jobs and careers over allegations of sexual misconduct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"If they haven't gone through the changes, then why should they come back? If you can't learn, you don't belong in the boardroom," the actress continued. "There's plenty of women who do belong in the boardroom."
"Why not do what the guys who lose their union jobs in Pennsylvania do? Work at Starbucks, f--k it," she added.
"The big problem is that empathy is anathema to the social paradigm we live in called patriarchy," Fonda said. "Men are trained not to be empathetic. So it's not easy what they're trying to do, but they have to try to do it. So it doesn't matter if it takes two weeks or a year, two years, it depends on what kind of changes they've gone through."
Fonda made the statements while promoting her new HBO documentary "Jane Fonda in Five Acts." You can watch the trailer below.
"Jane Fonda in Five Acts" premieres September 24th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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