“But what if our experience of university shows us that women don’t belong in leadership?”Actress, Emma Watson, who is also a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador addressed the HeForShe campaign in New York about gender equality and safety on campus universities, asking this very question.
Emma Watson could very well be looked upon as an activist first and actress second. Did you know she is a graduate of Brown University and has been an ambassador for the UN for two years now? Please hold your applause for the end.
Truly remarkable and quite the leading lady if you ask me. Well, a British tabloid, The Sun, thought quite the contrary. Watson’s speech was criticised, being called “whining, leftie, PC crap.” The article could not even make it to the the first sentence, let alone word, without a Harry Potter reference.
Maybe listen to what she has to say rather than focus on mocking her previous film roles. Check out my favourite quote from her speech below.
“The safety of women, minorities and anyone who may be vulnerable is a right and not a privilege. A right that will be respected by a community that believes and supports survivors and that recognizes that when one person’s safety is violated, everyone feels their own safety is violated.”
And then remember THIS two years ago?