Emma Watson got real about sexism as part of a series of interviews in The Guardian focusing on how women are treated in the film industry. Because you can't just play twentieth-century feminist icon Hermione Granger and be the UN HeForShe ambassador and then drop the ball on this stuff. We all know that without her, The Boy Who Lived would be dead in a ditch somewhere right now.
Watson talked about the numbers:
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.
She talked about the media (but not me, right? Right? RIGHT?):
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.
And she talked about R-E-S-P-E-C-T:
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.
How many thousands of Emma Watsons need to tell us the same thing before we are ready to finally listen?