Well, anyone who believes that there is no gender gap anymore can`t be farther from the truth. Even a Hollywood superstar like Emma Watson strongly believes that gender inequality is right under our noses but some people just refuse to see it.
Here is what she had to say about it in a recent feature for Interview Magazine:
“If you’ve been sold the line that gender equality is something that is solved and that we now live in an equal world and this has all been tackled, you’re not looking for it in the same way.”
Furthermore, she strongly believes that there are many stages of feminist awakening and the more layers you peel, the more you are aware of how faulty things really are.
In a recent study done by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (from 2006-2009) not even one female actress had the main role in films about medical science, business, law and politics, in fact, males outnumbered females 3 to 1.
She also spoke openly about gender inequality in the media. According to her people easily get used seeing the world one way so the issue of gender gap becomes invisible.
Emma Watson currently serves as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador and has been very outspoken about her personal feminism. She feels empowered by other women who are not afraid to speak about their views.