#HeForShe

IMG_4073.JPGI absolutely loved Emma Watson’s recent speech at the UN for the launch of the new #HeForShe campaign, raising awareness for the issue of gender inequality.

I think it’s a genius move to get men involved and start fighting the stereotype that has come to surround people who support feminism and call themselves feminists.

Any males reading this can go to www.heforshe.org and sign the petition to show your support for you mothers, girlfriends, sisters, wives, daughters, and women in general.

Emma was right when she said gender inequality is a issue for men aswell as women, stereotypes go both ways and you can’t fix one without fixing the other.

“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. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.”

Thank you Emma for being the voice and face of a campaign that I believe to be powerful enough to have a real and lasting positive effect on women’s rights issues and gender inequality in general.

If you haven’t seen her speech yet, go google or YouTube it. Well worth a watch! It should be shown in school assemblies around the world to really get the message across to her young fans who maybe haven’t had the opportunity to see the video themselves.

Finally a campaign I think we can all get behind!

Come on guys, support feminism, speak up and be a feminist 🙂

“If not me, who?
If not now, when?”

xo

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