IT WAS SO BLOODY AMAZING I LOVE HER SO MUCH SHE IS THE REASON WHY I REMIND MYSELF EVERYDAY THAT I’M A FEMINIST SHE’S AMAZING I LOVE HER OMG
EXACTLY! I’ve seen so many people commenting that her speech is appealing to men and therefore isn’t feminist or something along the lines of that. The truth is, men - and women who don’t agree with equality - are the people who need to make this change. Because if they don’t, then the feminist movement can’t progress anywhere; those who don’t “believe” in it will always be kicking it down, as “unimportant”, or, like Emma said, just a form of “man-hating”. Of course, it isn’t, but some people genuinely believe that equality for women means making men inferior. I think that probably most of these people are men, who don’t want to become the lesser in society, and are scared of being in the place that women are today. Or they’re uneducated in what feminism and equality is and would mean. I think - and I have to be careful how to word this because I feel like I could get murdered on Tumblr if I say it wrong - what Emma was trying to appeal to, and what needs to be done, is show men that this inequality effects them too. For example, its feminine to cry, therefore men shouldn’t do it, because for a man to show femininity, it is degrading. It’s degrading to be a woman, and therefore men shouldn’t show any sign of femininity.
I could word all of that better but ugh
Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should 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. 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 their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign
can someone please talk to me about emma and the heforshe campaign because its was brilliant and people are just being so UGH SOMEONE PLEASE TALK TO ME
Harry Potter Film Concept Art by Adam Brockbank (x)
i find it hilarious and sickening that so many of the comments on emma’s UN speech - and for any speech on feminism - consists of men going “how come a man can hit a woman and get punished for it but when a woman hits a man theres virtually no punishment”
“Oh, Harry, don’t you see?” Hermione breathed. “If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!”
- ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, Pg. 513
How can people see Emma Watson being verbally attacked online and threatened with hacked nudes being released by men because of her speech on gender equality and still think we don’t need feminism. It’s not women who make men out to be some evil creatures, you guys do that well enough on your own.
Oh my GOD, Owen.
It entertains me that their organization was not even remotely secret. I imagine the locals all rolling their eyes whenever the team runs past, because it’s like when your kids are playing spy games and they’re being ‘sneaky’ and you have to pretend you can’t see them.
Whenever something really weird happens you just wander down to the docks, position yourself in front of a hidden camera, and sigh loudly. “Oh my, I sure hope that freaky alien-looking thing doesn’t eat my family. Boy, I wish there were someone around who could take care of that for me.”
And then you piss off and get lunch while they handle it, so you can avoid getting roofied.
And then you remember this little gem
"Excuse me… Have you seen a blowfish driving a sports car?"
outside the government, beyond the police, just down past the tourist information office, turn right at the docks, follow the pteradactyl screams, join the queue formed outside.
"Beyond the government, outside the United Nations, second left over the flyover, straight on at Budgens, right at the lights, then first left by the Quicksave" (x)
Bloody Torchwood. <3
“When I was eight, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media. When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y.’ When at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings; I decided that I was a feminist.”