HeforShe: Emma Watson’s moving speech

The World at Large

After watching Emma Watson, once known for her role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, speak as part of the launch of the HeforShe Campaign I was left speechless.

The HeforShe Campaign is a UN initiative for gender equality which has aimed at getting men involved in stopping violence against women. Ms.Watson was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the UN Women six months ago, and has strongly advocated for involvement in the movement.

Watson is just one of several celebrities who have spoken out for the cause. However, it seems so wrong to refer to her as a “celebrity,” or an “actress.” Throughout her speech she reminded both women and men of the unfairness that females face in work, and society. She so eloquently reminded us of the true meaning behind being a feminist, scratching out the annoying, men-hating reputation it has received in popular culture.

She reminded us…

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