UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered this powerful speech (transcript here) on September 20, 2014 for the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Take action, visit: HeForShe.org
Emma Watson pointed out that sexism not only hurts women, it hurts men. Men often do not reach out for mental health services due to stigma against showing vulnerability and expressing emotions.
UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49 years of age; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/emma-watson-gender-equality-is-your-issue-too
Thank you, Emma Watson, for an intelligent, powerful speech in favor of feminism. Ask yourself the question she posed:
if not me, who, if not now, when
HeForShe is a “A Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality.”
The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle led only by women for women.
In recent years men have begun to stand up in addressing inequalities and discrimination faced by women and girls.
Now it’s time to unify our efforts. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.
Gender equality is a human right. Thank you, HeForShe.