3 Things to Take Away From the #heforshe Campaign

You have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about Emma Watson’s speech presented to the UN. This strong, fresh-faced, young female, also known as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, is the ambassador for the new #heforshe campaign. Here are the three main topics of her engaging speech that extends to both men and women.

1. Males can be feminists.
Men should want their grandmothers, mothers, aunts, nieces, sisters, wives, daughters, and granddaughters to be treated the same way as their grandfathers, fathers, uncles, nephews, brothers, sons, and grandsons. Men should not be looked down as weak for supporting equal rights. Men who support feminism are not a walk oxymoron. They simply value fairness and consistency.
2. Feminists are not crazy.
Feminists may have opinions but what group doesn’t have opinions. Why is one groups opinions seen as lesser than another groups opinions. We should encourage both women and men to question the roles society has created and to find passion in solving the problem. We have the ability to shape the world around us.
3. Expect feminism to become a topic that is discussed at the dinner table.
Feminism is no longer just for politicians and activists to talk about. It is up to us to teach the next generation how to practice feminism and place these practices into motion. Encouraging both girls and boys to learn to stand up for themselves as well as teach the value of equality, no matter a person’s sex.

“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” -Emma Watson

Watch Emma Watson empowering speech on equality below.

 

How do you practice equality?

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