Emma Watson’s Spectacular Speech
Hollywood Actres Emma Watson, was appointed as U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Emma gave an impassioned speech on Feminism ( Women and Men equal RIghts on Everything ) and gender at the U.N. Headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the ” He For She ” Campaign. She mentioned that it’s time to fight for Gender Equality.
She Said ” I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive.
Why has the word become such an unpopular one ? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl ? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something. Edmund Burke said all that is need for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.”
Young Girl received a thunderous standing ovation there. Here is the video of Emma Watson’s Speech,