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 have 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… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals.
If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are—we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.
I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too—reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves."
Emma Watson’s UN speech on HeForShe, the gender equality campaign she’s kicking off.
A smart and dignified voice for those caught in the throws of an unacknowledged spectrum of gender. You go Emma!
— Emma Watson, who is bold and brave and a real world heroine just as good as Hermione Granger. (via speaklivewrite)
— Emma Watson (via yvesmcqueen)