UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivers moving remarks during the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarter in New York on September 20, 2014.
“I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women 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.”
"Men don’t have the benefits of equality either. We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. And that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence…both men and women should feel free to be sensitive, both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all perceived gender on a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals."