Emma Watson On Sexual Harassment She Faced In Hollywood
Owning up to the title of a role model of women empowerment, Emma Watson always talks sense when comes to better understand feminism as it connects to all women.
The Harry Potter actress has recently been in an interaction with Variety on the red carpet at Sunday night’s Golden Globes when Watson revealed about the unfortunate experience she had gone through in the industry. She said she’s “experienced the full spectrum” of sexual harassment working in the movie industry.
“It’s amazing because I have experienced the full spectrum,” Watson said. “But I think that for me, what is amazing is that my experiences are not unique, the experiences of my friends are not unique, the experiences of my colleagues are not unique. This issue is so systemic, structural.”
She further added that the recent waking up call against workplace sexual violence is just the beginning and we have miles to go.
“You realize if you speak to most women they have an experience, they have a story,” Watson said. “We’re just uncovering. We’re just scratching the surface of this.”
The Golden Globe Awards on 7th night saw actresses wearing all black in solidarity with victims of sexual assault. Watson was no different and accompanied by Marai Larasi, an activist and executive director of black feminist organization Imkaan. The all-black wardrobes were inspired by the the Time’s Up initiative against workplace harassment announced on New Year’s Day.
The British actress, who is also the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, was among the actresses in the squad including Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and other stars, who walked in with female activists as guests to the Golden Globes to highlight organizations advocating for women.
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