Michelle spoke about how her choices may be different from others, but 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."
Michelle Williams gave a very emotional speech as she accepted her award for best actress in a limited series for "Fosse/Verdon" at the 2020 Golden Globes. Using her acceptance speech, she talking about reproductory rights and called out to women to vote, according to CNN. "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," began Williams.
Reproductive rights are at stake in this election.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 6, 2020
Thank you, Michelle Williams, for using your microphone to bring this issue to the forefront. pic.twitter.com/PfWsSeQnpW
"I'm grateful for the acknowledgment 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," Williams added. "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."
How sad it must be to trade an innocent human life for a tiny golden statue. Praying for Michelle Williams.— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) January 6, 2020
"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." She went on to say, "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."
My God, did Michelle Williams really come out and thank having an abortion so she could have a bigger career?— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) January 6, 2020
It’s murder, that “choice” you brag about is the murder of the most precious thing you’ll ever have in life. Enjoy your trophy.
She did not stop there and went on to say, "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."
Michelle Williams beautifully articulated abortion rights without shame or apology and called out the bullshit double standard that women shouldn't center women at the ballot box. Good on her. More of that.#GoldenGlobes— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 6, 2020
Of course, there were people who thought she was spewing nonsense while others completely agreed to everything she said. Kristen Lima commented on Facebook: "Presented a thought-provoking, intellectual, compassionate and non-inflammatory speech. I was blown away by her strength of spirit. Yay, Michelle! Brilliant Woman of honor and dignity." However, Nancy Deluca- D'orazio wrote: "This is why I’ve stopped watching these award shows! I just want to watch it what it was meant for, giving an award! Leave politics out of it! There are so many other shows to voice your opinion on!"
"I'm grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices I've made & also grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women & as girls things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice," Michelle Williams AGAIN drops truth! #registertovite— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 6, 2020