About a year ago…
Emma Watson spoke out on gender inequality. Most of you have probably already read/heard her speech before, if not, I will leave a link down below of her U.N speech. As a United Nations ambassador, Emma decided to stand up not only for women, but for men too. Instead of focusing on the roles of women on feminism, she also talked about the unequal expectations for men. For years, feminism has been associated as a movement only for women. Watson made it clear that it is a movement meant for our male counterparts too. If the genders unite, the goal of equality will be achieved faster. The 25-year-old ambassador was able to reach numerous demographics, something many feminist activists are unable to do.
“How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” -Emma Watson
I am a huge advocate for the HeForShe campaign. I think it is a way to look at feminism that is not touched upon often but is necessary to be taught. Here is the link to her U.N speech → http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/emma-watson-gender-equality-is-your-issue-too
These are some quotes from other HeForShe campaign conversations with the public → http://www.mtv.com/news/2099403/10-kickass-things-emma-watson-said-during-the-he-for-she-facebook-conversation/ and http://www.oystermag.com/the-seven-most-righteous-quotes-from-emma-watsons-he-for-she-speech