Actress Michelle Williams won Best Actress Emmy for her role in the FX limited edition Fosse / Verdon and in her acceptance speech she made the perfect case for treating women like people in Hollywood.
"I see this in recognition of what is possible when a woman is trusted to recognize her own needs, feels secure enough to express them, and respected enough to be heard," she told the audience. "When I asked for more dance lessons, I heard yes. More voice lessons, yes. A different wig, fake teeth that are not made of rubber, yes. All these things take effort and cost more money, but my bosses have never imagined that they know better than I do what I need to do my job and honor Gwen Vernon. "
She then made a special thanks to her studio for paying women equal to their male counterparts.
"Because they understood that when you put value in a person, it entitles that person to associate with their intrinsic value," Williams continued. "Where do they give this value? they put it in their work. So the next time a woman, especially a woman of color because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterparts, tells you what she needs to do her job, listen to her, you believe her because one day she can stand in front of you and thank you for letting her succeed because of her workplace environment, not yet. ”
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