Off to uni? Emma Watson Has Your Back
She's just too much.
Did you get up to anything fun over the weekend? Maybe you watched an Aston Kutcher movie, made a banana milkshake, or posted a new Instagram of your cat (#Tibbles). Hell, maybe you even stepped out of your house and went shopping for a couple of hours.
And obvs there’s nothing wrong with that.
But what was Emma Watson doing? Umm… well she was making a speech to the UN about gender equality cos she’s a UN Goodwill Ambassador, even though she’s still in her twenties. No biggie.
We love her, but she does make us feel bad about ourselves sometimes.
On Friday, at a HeForShe event (the campaign that she helped launch a couple of years ago), she spoke about the need for gender equality at universities - a hot topic right now as many 18-year-olds all over the country start uni within the next few weeks, if they haven’t started already.
Emma stated that girls should feel not only that they have the right to attend university but that they would be welcomed into leadership positions there in the future. She also emphasized the need for unis to support all those who encounter sexual violence saying that they should be a “place of refuge that takes action against all forms of violence” and should contain a community that “believes and supports survivors”.
We couldn’t agree more. Our experiences at uni can shape who we become and what we expect for the future, and all girls should expect to feel safe, respected, and able to fully succeed in whatever they want to pursue!
That’s what Emma’s campaigning for, and we love her for it. F**k the haters (we’re looking at you, certain “journalists” from the The Sun, i.e. Rod Liddle) and keep doing what you’re doing, cos you’re fighting for all of our rights and making us proud.