This isn't the first time Emma Watson has spoken up about sexism in the entertainment industry, and we're pretty positive it won't be the last — unless, of course, the issue is resolved overnight.
The Beauty and the Beast star recently shared some shocking numbers about the amount of men and women she's worked with throughout her career, saying:
"I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women. Of the producers I've worked with 13 have been male and only one has been a woman."
The English beauty also mentioned that the media treats her differently from male actors.
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And she says Hollywood isn't the only place where this discrimination thrives.
The UN Women Goodwill Ambassador can also see that sexism is still very prominent across our entire society, and reveals the people in positions of power are not empathetic enough to fix the problem:
"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."
The 25-year-old also added that men aren't the only ones guilty of keeping the inequality alive. She says that sometimes women are the worst offenders:
"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 [on The Circle]. Some women can be incredibly prejudiced against other women!"
Last year, the Brown University grad launched a campaign — called HeForShe — that includes both men AND women in showing solidarity over gender equality.
Since then, the organization has recruited over half a million men worldwide, but it's clear from what she has to say that Emma isn't stopping there, and is going to keep fighting for girl power everywhere!
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