Emma Watson Gender Equality

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Over history, the rights of women has been something that needs to be fought for. Women are treated differently than men, they are not as appreciated as men are. Stereotypes say that men are better, men are stronger, their ability is better than women. People have grown to believe in this stereotype. Emma Watson is one of the most influential people because she is trying to break the stereotype of gender inequality by encouraging men to play an active role with women’s rights, by being a positive female role model, and breaking down traditional gender roles.
Feminism is seen as man-hating and feminists’ actions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men, and, unattractive. Emma needs men to have a more active role in women’s rights. Gender equality can only be achieved if men and boys take full responsibility, working side by side with women and girls, to readdress the dynamics that delay progress. “Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.” (Emma Watson, UN Goodwill speech). A magnificent 15 year old boy was inspired by Emma’s speech and decided to write an article that was titled “Boys should listen to Emma Watson” He proceeded to say in his article how shocked and disappointed he was with the fact that most boys in his were ignorant about the issue. He believes that to make equality happen we must all make a decision to change our language, change the way men speak to women and the way
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