Saturday, September 27, 2014

#HeForShe campaign supporter

Eddie Redmayne joined the #HeForShe campaigne. Emma Watson posted his photo on Twitter.
(this photo is an edited version, the original is here)
Emma Watson launched #HeForShe (a UN campaign concerned with gender equality) in New York in September 2014 with a poignant, game-changing speech. Emma extended a ‘formal invitation’ to men, asking them to view gender equality not as a women’s issue, but as everyone's issue, a human rights issue. (x)

“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. 
Both men and women should feel free to be strong.”

Emma Watson's moving speech about gender equality and the he for she campaign:
Emma Watson delivered a rousing speech in her role as UN Women Ambassador in New York over the weekend.
“For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities’,” she said, before extending a “formal invitation” to male members of her audience to join her in her campaign.
To join heforshe:

The Independent article:
Tom Hiddleston backs Emma Watson's #HeForShe gender equality campaign 
“@EmWatson you are impeccable and extraordinary,” Hiddleston tweeted alongside an earnest image of his face, holding up a piece of paper with the tag #HeForShe written on it. “I stand with you. I believe in gender equality.” (x)
He followed it up by posting a link to her speech, quoting her phrase (x)
“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.”
Other household names who have pledged to the #HeForShe campaign include Douglas Booth (x),
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x), Sean Pegg and more.

Vanity Fair:
Emma Watson’s Feminist Campaign Gets Support from 
Tom Hiddleston,Russell Crowe, and More
Article about the campaign with slideshow

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