Emma Watson: Speech On Gender Equality

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British actress, Emma Watson, made an impassioned plea to women concerning the world: "Don't permit anyone to tell you what you can or cannot obtain, or cannot achieve.

"Just don't allow it. It's wrong. It's so wrong. Be what you want to be -- and prove them wrong."

The emotional Harry Potter star took to the stage at Facebook's headquarters in London on Sunday, March 8, 2015 to talk about gender equality as part of International Women's Day celebrations.

And it's not just women affected by gender inequality -- men suffer too, she added.

"I get disturbed by this idea that men can't cry," she continued.

"They can't express themselves and I think that's the saddest thing in the world. Being able to express yourself is what makes you human -- it's not what makes you a girl."

When internet trolls threatened to pardon naked photos of the actress, gone her UN speech, she said it by yourself made her more in agreement in her campaigning.

"If they were aggravating to put me off -- they did the opposite," she add-on.

Almost 230,000 men and boys across the world have by now similar the He For She shake in the environment, including U.S. President Barack Obama, and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Matt Damon.

"I comprehensible a letter of maintain from a 13-year-archaic guy that was equally as stop as a CEO," said Watson, adding taking place that she often admittance their stories previously going to bed at night.

"I asked my younger sister: 'What would be the one situation you'd ache from boys in your cartoon?' She said: 'I just sore spot them to achievement behind us.' And I think that in fact translates at every level. We just twinge to be included."

Watson as well as talked not quite the challenging have emotional impact of her mom, Jacqueline, who was a "single working mom and type one diabetic."




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