8 Times Emma Watson Championed Gender Equality
1. When Emma Watson was named the U.N.’s Goodwill Ambassador, and chose gender equality as her issue.
2. In a Twitter Q&A about her UN program #HeForShe, a young woman asked about how she could change her dad’s point of view, who told her she couldn’t be an engineer because it’s a “men profession.” Emma had a great answer:
3. She joined the campaign against Turkey’s deputy prime minister, who said women should not be seen laughing in public, as a woman should “preserve her decency at all times.
4. Her defining role was Hermione Granger, ultimately a great feminist role model. And as she aptly put it, “Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them you can be the warrior.”
6. She made us wonder, where can we buy this sweatshirt!? She was also on the cover of Elle UK’s Feminism Issue.
7. This clip from her conversation on International Women’s Day:
“You’re never going to get rid of me until I get to see an equal number of female prime ministers and presidents and CEOs and more men who actually feel like it’s okay to express how they real feel about things, and more fathers that are present in their children’s lives. Until I see us all not policing and ostracizing each other and oppressing each other. Where I live in a world where there isn’t such a narrowly defined definition of masculinity and femininity.”
8. She sent this incredibly encouraging tweet for International Women’s Day.
I meant to tweet this to you yesterday. I hope everyone had a GREAT International Women's Day. I did because of you.x pic.twitter.com/XbKFAZPxWt— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 9, 2015