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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

He for She

Oh. my. goodness.

Let's just get this out of the way and say that Emma Watson is absolutely flawless and can do no wrong. 

Moving on, what did y'all think of that? I thought that was absolutely amazing. If you don't have time to watch the full thing now (because you NEED to later), let me summarize a bit for you - Emma Watson made a speech in front of the United Nations introducing the He for She campaign, a campaign that calls for men to be a part of the movement for equal females rights.

FINALLY. This is what the feminist movement has been missing. I know we've gone over this before, but my all-girls education shoving feminism down my throat for a few years had its merits, and I have to say, I most definitely am a feminist. I believe that my being female should not, by any means, prohibit or limit me from achieving the greatest success possible for myself. And I challenge you to find a girl out there who doesn't believe that too.

However, as Emma mentions, sometimes being pro-female can be interpreted as being anti-male, and for a lot of people, they feel that way. That is one of my personal struggles with the notion of being feminist. I want equality not dominance.

I know I don't have the biggest male readership, but if you are a guy and you're reading this, I want you to know that being a feminist does not mean that you have to hate men. You have gender stereotypes too. Yours are jut as confining as ours, except no one really talks about them. I hope that with this movement, you feel free to talk about those stereotypes, and maybe the campaign can go both ways - She for He and He for She.

I really hope that this movement catches some fire behind it. This is finally the movement that calls for equality, not dominance, and Emma Watson even invites you to join in it. How can you turn down an invitation that powerful?

 xx, Victoria

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