During a recent event at Facebook’s London offices, Emma Watson shared an awkward dating experience when she offered to pay for her date’s dinner and he was taken aback. The 24-year-old actress, who is also a UN Ambassador for Women, used the occasion of International Women’s Day to encourage women to be chivalrous. Watson recounted the incident where she took her date to her favorite restaurant and offered to pay the bill.
During a chat held at Facebook’s London headquarters on Sunday, Emma Watson shared an interesting incident that occurred while she was on a date. She offered to pay for the guy’s dinner, but he seemed quite taken aback by this and did not respond positively. Despite asserting that he was a feminist, he was uncomfortable with the situation, as Emma explained to Radio 1’s Greg James. However, the two had a conversation about why it was so awkward, which was the cool thing about the event. They were both open to dialogue, which is always a good thing.
Celebrating International Women’s Day, the young 24-year-old performer fulfilled her responsibility by advocating for women to embody chivalry.
The British actress shared that she had a conversation with a man about her paying for the meal at her favorite restaurant. She clarified that she would have loved to pay but suggested that he could choose the place and pay the next time they met. Emma emphasized that chivalry should be a mutual decision where both parties feel comfortable. On another note, she expressed her anger towards a fake website that threatened to leak her nude photos after she advocated for women’s rights during her UN speech. Although she knew it was a hoax and that the pictures did not exist, she felt that many people had not realized the urgency of gender equality and saw it as an issue of the past.
The UN Women’s Ambassador claimed that she was the victim of a brutal online assault following her advocacy for women’s rights.
When Emma Watson spoke out about women’s rights, she received immediate threats, which shocked her and upset her brother. Despite the anger this caused her, it only fueled her determination to continue her advocacy. In fact, a webpage called “Emma You Are Next” appeared with an image of the actress and a countdown clock, seemingly created by a user on 4chan who had previously posted lewd photos of other celebrities. Watson spoke about the need to support the He For She campaign and the devaluing of feminine qualities in our society, which she believes hinders progress and leads to violence and fear.
Emma expressed her anger over a hoax website that threatened to leak her nude photos, saying she was “raging”.
Admitting to a problem can be uncomfortable and awkward, but it’s important to recognize that we all play a role. As a woman, I’ve experienced some of my harshest criticism from other women, so we need to support each other. It’s not enough to just ask men for support. We must acknowledge that there are still issues that need to be addressed. During a Q&A, I was asked if I was paid less than my male counterparts in the Harry Potter films. While I wouldn’t complain about my own finances, the gender pay gap is a significant issue in our industry that needs to be tackled.
The conversation touched on the topic of striving for fairness, with a specific focus on equal wages and the negative attitudes towards women that are prevalent in society.