Last September when Emma Watson debuted the He For She campaign from her new position as UN Goodwill Ambassador, she made waves with her speech, asking men to take stand and fight alongside women for gender equality.
She stated: “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.’”
Watson made so many great points during her speech that it’s near impossible to praise her for just one aspect. Today, in 2015, it is important that women around the world start realizing just how worthy they are. It’s not a man’s world anymore. It hasn’t been for a long time. Nowadays, women have rights that just one hundred years ago seemed like far-fetched dreams. Today, women are powerful. They are strong, independent, and still utterly feminine. So much has changed, yet women still refrain that sensuality, that sensitivity that makes them so different to men. Women are the same, yet profoundly changed.
Since international Women’s Day is nearly here (Sunday, March 8th), Watson will be hosting a Q&A in London about gender equality as her next move in the He For She fight.
If you’re not among the lucky winners of an invite to the event, you can celebrate Women’s Day by watching the live streaming on Emma’s Facebook page.
Still unconvinced? We’ll leave Emma make you change your mind as she posted a pretty charming and emotional video argument for why you might want to make a stand by watching and participating at Sunday’s Q&A.