Monday, September 22, 2014


introducing HeForShe - a fantastic initiative launched by emma watson at the UN this week.  her speech is inspirational.   you can hear the nerves in her voice and the wisdom in her words.

gender stereotypes and expectations placed on both men and women are harmful.   in her speech, watson says "I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less “macho”—in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either."

"Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals. "

feminism isnt a movement by women for women, it is “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” 

this is something we should ALL be working towards.

her whole speech can be read here.