Golden Globes 2020: Michelle Williams Delivers Powerful Speech
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Golden Globes 2020: Michelle Williams Delivers Powerful Speech

Michelle Williams spoke about women’s rights and how they should be given their right to choose

The 77th Golden Globes held in Los Angeles saw a lot of stars shedding light on some of the things that are close to their hearts. Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge announced that she would be auctioning her dress off for the Australian bushfire. Later, Michelle Williams – while accepting her award for Fosse/Verdon- delivered a speech. In her speech, she spoke about abortion rights adding that she "wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose."

The actress said, “When you put this in someone's hands you're acknowledging the choices they make as an actor. Moment by moment, scene by scene, day by day. But you're also acknowledging the choices they make as a person. The education they pursued, the training they sought, the hours they put in. I'm grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices I've made and I'm also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice. 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 could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over. 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."

Michelle continued, "To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives as all mothers know that the scales must and will tip towards our children. Now I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God or whoever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principles 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 self-interest. It's what 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."

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates

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