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Michelle Williams has made a powerful speech about women’s rights at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
Williams won the award for best actress in a limited series for “Fosse/Verdon” and used her acceptance speech to call on women to “vote in [their] own self-interest.”
The 39-year-old actress said that she is grateful to have had freedom of choice, which enabled her to have the life and career she does today.
“I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I can stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over,” she said. “Sometimes, messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise. But one that I had carved with my own hand, and I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose.”
“To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing, as all mothers know, the scales must and will tip towards our children,” the actress continued. “Now, I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God, or whomever you pray to, that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours.”
“So, women 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest,” Williams said. “It’s men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them, but don’t forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us.”