The Harry Potter actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador posted a video to her page to tell fans about an event she’s doing for International Women’s Day on March 8 for her gender equality cause HeForShe.
Watson is calling on fans and equality advocates alike to submit their stories about how they’ve made a difference in terms of gender equality. But let her explain. It sounds much more charming when she says it.
In a UN address that went viral back in September, Watson explained the mission of HeForShe, and dispelled the notion that feminism is somehow a dirty word.
I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.
For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.
If anti-feminists won’t listen to Watson, then this movement is hopeless.
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