Emma Watson makes women empowerment video
Emma Watson actress and united nations goodwill ambassador continues her feminist projects , a few days ago the actress spoke at the U.N about campus safety and today on twitter she wished Bell Hooks happy birthday. She also contributed to a Global Goals video focused on women’s empowerment the Global Goals, a nonprofit organization which is devoted for “ sustainable development” , put together a video entitled “ Hurdles” which chronicles women’s achievements in gaining equality and points to just some of the work remaining.
Watson provides the voiceover as we watch footage of female Olympians jumping hurdles. And, in keeping with the theme of physical feats via inanimate objects, Sia’s “Chandeliers” scores the video. The video is well-intentioned, but the metaphor of jumping hurdles, not to mention the doubling down on athletic prowess, seems especially ableist in this context.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 24, 2016