Emma Watson Stands in Solidarity at the Golden Globes
Emma Watson is no stranger to women’s rights movements (see HeForShe). But it’s her recent appearance at the 2018 Golden Globes that really has us talking.
And no, we’re not talking about this adorable little reunion.
Emma joined countless other celebrities in dressing in black inspired by Time’s Up, protesting workplace inequality and sexual harassment and abuse.
The Time’s Up initiative was formed by some of Hollywood’s most powerful women, who came together to take on sexual harassment and inequality in workplaces across the country. Emma joins the likes of Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and more to fight back against not only those who do the harassing but also against the people who try to cover up or ignore the situation.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) 8. januar 2018
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) 7. januar 2018
Taking it one step further, Emma also invited activist Marai Larasi to attend the awards with her. Speaking on the red carpet with Larasi to Variety, Emma discussed her experiences with harassment in Hollywood, stating she “has experienced the full spectrum.”
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… You realize if you speak to most women they have an experience, they have a story. We’re just uncovering. We’re just scratching the surface of this.
People like Emma and Larasi are helping to take the necessary steps forward toward gender equality in the workplace, and we couldn’t be prouder!
Did you tune into the Golden Globes? What do you think of the movement?