I think when you take away all, like, the premieres and press stuff and all the special effects, then you just come down to the fact that it’s all about acting, and I think that has been the best bit for me.
I don’t know, I’d love to try some theatre. That’s my other thing. I’d love to do some Shakespeare.
IT IS TIME THAT WE ALL SEE GENDER AS A SPECTRUM INSTEAD OF TWO SETS OF OPPOSING IDEALS.
If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop.
IN MY NERVOUSNESS FOR THIS SPEECH AND MY MOMENTS OF DOUBT, I’VE TOLD MYSELF FIRMLY, ‘IF NOT ME, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?’
If you believe in equality, you’re a feminist. Sorry to tell you.
I HAVE REALIZED THAT FIGHTING FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS HAS TOO OFTEN BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH MAN-HATING. IF THERE IS ONE THING I KNOW FOR CERTAIN, IT IS THAT THIS HAS TO STOP.
Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. … Gender equality is your issue, too. … I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness, unable to ask for help, for fear it would make them less of a men—or less of a man. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either.
Men think it’s a women’s word. But what it means is that you believe in equality, and if you stand for equality, then you’re a feminist. Sorry to tell you. You’re a feminist. You’re a feminist. That’s it.