Designated leader of the revolution Jill Soloway accepted her Best Director Emmy award tonight with a serious call to arms for Hollywood and the whole damn world, in one giant bleeping step for post-patriarchal-kind:
"Wow, um. People asked me if it's hard to be a director and I tell them, 'No, life is very hard, being a good partner, being a good mother, being a good person is hard – being a director is so [F***ing] easy.'
.I just get to make my dreams come true. It's a privilege and it also creates privilege.
.When you take women, people of color, trans people, queer people, and you put them at the center of the story, the subjects instead of the objects, you change the world, we found out. We found out!
.Um, so I want to thank you, my sweet Jeff Bezos, because you changed the world, and you invited me to do this thing that these people call television, but I call a revolution.
.I always wanted to be part of a movement – the civil rights movement, the feminist movement – this TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikeable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them the heroes.
.Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives.
.We need to stop violence against transgender woman and topple the patriarchy! Topple the patriarchy!"