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Emma Watson blasts sexism in Hollywood

Emma Watson blasts sexism in Hollywood

Former “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson says that sexism is running rampant in Hollywood, but says that it’s not just the men who are at fault. Apparently, she has found that women are just as guilty when it comes to discriminating against other women.

In a new interview, she revealed, “I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors seventeen times and only twice by women. Of the producers I’ve worked with, thirteen have been male and only one has been a woman. But I am lucky, I have always insisted on being treated equally and have generally won that equality. Most of the problems I have encountered have been in the media, where I have been treated so incredibly differently from my male co-stars.”

She launched the HeForShe campaign last September and says that it’s made her more aware of the inequality that exists within the film industry.

She said, “If something does go wrong in the workplace, the support network is not brilliant. The men at the top often find it difficult to relate to a lot of the problems women face and therefore we aren’t taken very seriously. Yet, women are just as guilty of discriminating against women. Some of the best feminists I have encountered are men, like Steve Chbosky who directed me in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ and director James Ponsoldt who I am working with at the moment. Some women can be incredibly prejudiced against other women!”

Maybe one day she will begin directing movies and change the landscape for all women?

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Posted Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Emma Watson Thanks Steve Carell for Supporting Gender Equality

2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards

The UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and my own personal female crush, Emma Watson, delivered a handwritten thank you note via Twitter, to actor, Steve Carell, following the Oscars on Sunday after she noticed him sporting HeForShe cufflinks.  Her note reads:

Dear Steve Carell,

You were pure genius in “Little Miss Sunshine” (one of my all time favourite films), my brother became obsessed with you after “Anchorman,” I wanted to marry you or have you adopt me after “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” I hated that guy you played in “The Way Way Back,” and then you were mind-blowing in “Foxcatcher” and I think you’re so awesome and now you are wearing #HeForShe cufflinks at the Oscars to support Gender Equality. Couldn’t be more proud. Thank you.

Love, Emma


Carell responded to the note stating that it was an honor to support the cause.  This just gives me warm and fuzzies all around.

HeForShe is a solidarity campaign begun by UN Women to encourage men and boys to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls, since gender equality is an issue that affects all people.  Watson is a supporter of the program and gave a speech on feminism at the UN last year.

In other Emma Watson news, she likely isn’t dating Prince Harry, despite the weekend tabloids hoping for otherwise.  In response to the far out rumors, Watson reminded everyone not to believe everything written by the media, as well as the wise reminder that “marrying a Prince is not a prerequisite for being a Princess.”  So Harry and his bachelorhood will live to see another day.

2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards

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Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Prince Harry Dating Emma Watson?

Prince Harry Dating Emma Watson?

Is Prince Harry dating former Harry Potter actress Emma Watson? That is the rumor making the rounds after it was reported that the Party Prince asked to be hooked up with Watson.

Reportedly, the duo met up with a few friends so as not to put too much pressure on them as they get to know each other. They wanted things to be fun and lighthearted without the added pressure.

Harry is said to be completely smitten with Emma! Could they be the next hot new couple?

Prince Harry was previously linked to German model Anastasia Guseva, but they have gone their separate ways in January after he was seen with another woman on a yacht.

Emma split from her former boyfriend Matthew Janney at the end of last year, so it is possible that she and Prince Harry could end up together.

Wouldn’t they make the cutest couple?

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Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Emma Watson Defies Turkish PM and Laughs in Public



In case you didn’t know… Bulent Arinc, deputy prime minister of Turkey, gave a speech on July 28th expressing his views on chastity and most particularly, women’s chastity.  He says:

“Chastity is so important. It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. [The woman] will know what is haram and not haram. She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness.”

Understandably, there has been a fair bit of backlash on this backwards mentality, and social media has been flooded with pictures of women laughing in public.  Scandalous right Mr. Arinc?

Miss Emma Watson has hopped on the bandwagon, and tweeted the picture seen above earlier today, with the hashtag:

 “#laugh #direnkahkaha @UN_Women”

The ‘direnkahkaha’ – translating from Turkish to mean, ‘resist laughter.’  So Arinc sounds like a real good time, and Watson looks completely unoffensive to me in the picture… but what do I know?  I’m just another unchaste woman who likes to laugh in public.


Posted Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 2:14pm
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