Heforshe Film Analysis

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The actress best-known for playing Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson has now grown up. She is a sophisticated, bright young woman and a newly-appointed U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. She speaks at the UN Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 20th 2014 about gender equality about a new campaign called “HeForShe”. HeForShe is a campaign directed at men and boys, “Now it’s time to unify our efforts. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.”(HeForShe website) Amazed that a young and popular actress would stand out for public issues like this, but Watson used her popularity and took responsibility as a role model for many young girls in the world to bring awareness to the issue of gender equality. Her persuasive speech “Gender equality is your issue too” went viral online because it changed the idea of feminism by reaching out to men and boys to fight for gender equality as well.
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Her own experiences are relatable like when she speaks of her “girlfriends dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly”.” This way the listener understands the ridiculousness of it and therefore see that gender inequality is still very present. She is firm in the way she speaks, by repeating “I think that it is right..” in various sentences forgoing rights that she thinks should be accepted. The message is clear what she wants to see happen with this is issue in the future. She ends the paragraph by saying “sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these right.” The way she delivers the message is striking and to the
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