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Emma Watson

UN gender equality speech

21 Sep, 2014

Watson delivers a speech for the HeForShe gender equality campaign at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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 male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist.

Emma Watson UN speech