Emma Watson vs. Malala Yousafzai

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Emma Watson vs. Malala Yousafzai I am going to compare two very important speeches, in my opinion. Emma Watson’s was on the HeForShe Campaign and Malala Yousafzai’s promoting education for girls. Bothe speeches were delivered at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Emma Watson, at the age of 24, launched a campaign called “HeForShe” on September 20, 2014. She is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and she was cohosting this event when she gave the speech. She is a famous British actress and has been advocating for gender equality. Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school, and on July 12, 2013, at the age of 16, she delivered a speech promoting education for girls. She has become a champion for…show more content…
Emma Watson was clearly nervous, her voice was shaking as she spoke, but she did show the world that she has a voice and it needed to be heard. On the other hand Malala Yousafzai was very confident, with a powerful voice and passion. Both of them were very prepared to give the speech, was very clear that they have practice the speech countless times. I believe that for Malala Yousafzai was more natural since it comes from a very powerful experience that gave her the strength to fight and be heard. However Emma Watson also has passion about the subject. They both Called to Action. Malala Yousafzai started six sentences by saying “We Call upon...” and Emma said “I am reaching out to you because I need your help…” Malala only looked down to her notes once while delivering her speech, she looked down and captured a “chunk” of her next thoughts, paused, looked back up and delivered it. As for Emma Watson, after her shaken introduction, she proved to be well prepared for the speech. They both made eye contact with the audience, however Malala Yousafzai was able to make eye contct with the entire body of the United Nations for the majority of her presentation. She would occasionally look back to make eye contact with whomever was seating behind her. They both gave a personal touch by relating their own experiences. Emma Watson experience with gender-based assumptions and her journey to becoming a feminist, and Malala’s experience of being only 14

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