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Emma Watson Inked These Two Words on Her Arm at the Oscars For an Important Reason

Emma-Watson-Times-Up-Full-Frame.jpgEmma Watson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Last night, at the Oscars, Emma Watson wore her heart on her sleeve. Well, sort of.

While many actors and actresses showed their support for the Time’s Up movement, a global campaign to support victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, by wearing pins and lapels, Watson went a step further — temporarily tattooing the words “Time’s Up,” albeit without the apostrophe, on her arm.

This statement comes just weeks after the actress donated £1 million to Time's Up Fund in the United Kingdom

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“All of us are responsible for creating change, whatever industry you work in,” Watson wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “We’re asking everyone to help create a world we can be proud of — one that is safe, just, and equal.” 

Although the tattoo is temporary, at least according to reports, the movement for women’s empowerment in the entertainment industry will no doubt remain well beyond this year’s Academy Awards. 

Last month, Watson was joined by more than 200 other British and Irish women from the entertainment industry who penned an open letter about the Time’s Up movement, calling for systemic change across countries, industries, and backgrounds. 

Read More: Emma Watson Just Donated £1 Million to Time's Up Fund in the UK

In the United States, the Time’s Up Legal Fund raised $20 million in less than a month — which will help 1,000 women pay legal fees in discrimination and harassment cases. 

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