Emma Watson is a Feminist (and so should you)

I am sure you have already seen this, but if not, here is Emma Watson – UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador – calling out to stop feminism being the f-word. Defining herself as a feminist, and spreading the word about what feminism really means, for both men and women. I love that she highlights the importance of feminism which means nothing more and nothing less than fighting for a gender equality that is till not accomplished. She has launched the campaign #HeforShe to make people aware that men also need feminism to fight against the rigid gender definitions that still constrain their lives and their identities. Oh, and did I tell you that she acknowledges her lucky position and even refers to herself as ‘this Harry Potter girl’? And that she has decided to take advantage of it and fight for equality? I’m in love.

6 thoughts on “Emma Watson is a Feminist (and so should you)

  1. I love that she talked about how feminism benefits women AND men by promoting equality for all and taking away the pressure to behave a certain way because it’s “manly” or “girly.” If masculine isn’t better than feminine, then men don’t need to put on a front of hyper-masculinity — they can be true to themselves, however tough or sensitive they want to be.

    1. Totally agree. I have seen how masculine roles have repressed men’s identities for years now (especially in Spain during the dictatorship). Why not just allow ourselves to be free? I hope her speech allows people see this side of feminism that benefits everyone, not just women.

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