Feminist, Emma Watson
Hermione Granger of Harry Potter is a strong-girl-turned-strong-woman.
Smart, strong, sassy.
And so is her alter ego, Emma Watson, who has spoken before the United Nations on the need for feminism.
A few of my favorite quotes:
Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
My parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. My mentors didn’t assume that I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day. These influences are the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it but they are the inadvertent feminists needed in the world today. We need more of those.
Emma is so committed that she is taking a hiatus from her acting career to focus on feminist activism — in which she is schooling herself — and heading up the HeForShe project.
You go girl!
As part of the HeForShe project she does a little beat boxing with Hamilton star, composer, rapper and feminist, Lin-Manuel Miranda:
This is part of a recurring series on feminist celebs.