If you're anything like me, you've pretty much seen Emma Watson grow up; from the first Harry Potter, to her first steps into public feminism.
It may seem wrong to us that someone with Watson's fame can say exactly what many others have said before her, and be listened to where those others were ignored, but unfortunately that's how this works. What's more important is that she knows this too, and is willing to make use of it.
In her speech, Watson shows that she has not just an understanding of what a feminist is, but an understanding that it takes EVERYONE to make it happen. She shares some of her personal journey which has led her to her current conclusions, and she makes it very clear that male stereotypes are just as damaging to an equality movement as female stereotypes and suppression.
I actually cheered when the identified gender as a spectrum - no lie.
It's a response to everyone who thinks feminism is about hating men, and a statement which includes and invites everyone of every gender into the circle. And I'll be damned if it didn't get me all teared up.
And then, of course, there were these:
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