Emma Watson gets standing ovation after U.N. speech on feminism
The speech on feminism and gender was part of the launch of the U.N. campaign “HeForShe”
British actress Emma Watson this week delivered a speech on feminism and gender as part of the launch of the U.N. campaign “HeForShe,” U.S. magazine Vanity Fair reported.
Watson, who was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador this summer, gave the speech at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
“I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word,” she said.
“Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive,” she added.
The campaign aims to address the inequalities between men and women in the world.
Watson’s speech earned a standing ovation.
The 24-year-old graduated from a U.S. university with a degree in English literature in May.
The Harry Potter heroine was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees from Brown University, Rhode Island.