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6 Times That Olivia Benson Was Our Female Empowerment Hero

Here's the thing: Mariska Hargitay is a powerful woman. 

Her altar ego, Olivia Benson, is just as hardcore. So with that in mind, on Mariska's birthday, we bring you 6 times that we find that Olivia Benson said exactly what we were thinking. No boundaries, just truth.

 

When someone insults your work ethic:

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When someone says something completely outlandish:

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When the clerk at the hardware store follows you around, acting like you've never seen tools before:

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When that annoying guy at work gets reprimanded for something you've tried explaining to him a million times:

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When you help your friend understand that things do get better in time:

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But most importantly, that moment when you lift up your fellow woman instead of tearing her down:

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Happy Birthday, Mariska! Stay classy.

 

Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.