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Biography[edit | edit source]

Born in Paris, France on April 15, 1990 and as a child she was raised in England. She most well known for her acting in such films as beauty and the beast and the famous Harry Potter series. After being in the film industry for some time she took a break and went back to school and she studied at Brown university and got a degree in English.

UN Women Goodwill ambassador[edit | edit source]

She became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador on July 2014 and that same year she presented the program Heforshe for gender equality. Here is a quote from the speech where she makes a point about doing this program

"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."(UN Women) 

If you would like to watch the whole speech here is the video. 

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Emma Watson to United Nations- I'm a feminist

Our shared self[edit | edit source]

Emma created an online feminist book club and there is currently a total of 205182 people who are apart of the book club. Each month they present a book to read for that month and questions for the discussions and everybody is able to state their own opinion and response on the book they read that month. A women in England created a concept inspired Emma to place books hidden all around the London tube for people to read on their ride on the train and she did the same thing in the New York City subway and the goal is for people to love reading again.

critics[edit | edit source]

Others were criticizing her for one of the photos she took in the Vanity Fair shoot. She was surprised that people were making a big deal about the photo and she said “It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,” she continued. “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”(Washington post).

Sources[edit | edit source]

https://www.biography.com/people/emma-watson-20660247

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/06/feminism-is-not-a-stick-with-which-to-beat-other-women-emma-watson-tells-off-critics-of-revealing-photo/?utm_term=.ac8246b36acd

http://www.unwomen.org/en/partnerships/goodwill-ambassadors/emma-watson

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/02/emma-watson-cover-story

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/179584-our-shared-shelf

https://youtu.be/c9SUAcNlVQ4

http://www.heforshe.org/en/our-mission

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/emma-watson-gender-equality-is-your-issue-too

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