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Emma Watson : Equality And Equality

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Emma Watson is known to the world as the actress that plays Hermione Granger in Harry Potter but in July of 2014 (1) but on September 20 2014 when she gave her speech for a new campaign she said I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago.(2) Emma stated I am reaching out to you because we need your help. We want to end gender inequality and to do this we need everyone involved. (2) Emma Watson began her speech by asking for help from not only women like most would assume since gender inequality is generally directed towards women but instead she asked help from everyone. Emma said I decided I was a feminist--and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an…show more content…
I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness, unable to ask for help for fear it would make them less of a men -- or less of a man.(2) When Emma states that she has seen her father’s parenting role valued less than her mother’s makes the listeners stop and think about how either their own parenting role is viewed by society or how their parents roles were viewed. It is nearly impossible to argue against something when so many people see these clear problems every day, especially when these issues occur in a lot of the listener's own families.

Emma Watson begins to speak of facts when she stated that in fact, in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20 to 49 -- eclipsing road accidents, cancer, and coronary heart disease.(2) It is impossible to argue with facts so when Emma Watson informs her listeners that the UK’s biggest killer of men ages 20 to 49 is suicide it forms a question of why are these men not getting help? This is where gender inequality is proven, men feel like they cannot go get help in fear that it makes them look weak and like less of a man. As Emma Watson said in her speech; 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 perceive gender on a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. If -- If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are, we can all be freer and this is what HeforShe is about.
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