45+ million Insta following, 29+ m Twitter fans, at least a billion Potterheads who admire her like anything, all this would go to waste if Emma does nothing with her star power. But no, she won't let that happen and desperately seeks your help to make a mark for a better future.
If you follow her real closely, you'd know what she is fighting against because every single post that she updates from her handle reflects just that. She is a 28-year-old crusader, and it looks like there's just no stopping this UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador who is giving all that it'll take to make a difference.
From us, the only thing that this Beauty and the Beast actor who definitely has got 'beauty with brains' wants is our empathetic ears so that we can listen, comprehend and make a move towards helping her mission.
Let's understand things better...
If you haven't yet watched this 10-minute speech that had everything that could teach you about the real meaning of feminism, you're missing out on learning something really very important. 3.5 years ago, this global campaign under the name #HeForShe was launched to tame the curse of gender inequality and here's why your contribution is required to make it a success...
For a fact, no problem in the world can be tackled just by 50% of its population serious about it. Let's take gender equality for one, do you think only women can curb the whole issue and come out as lone winners? I certainly doubt and that's exactly what this campaign is based on.
If every man understands his roles and responsibilities towards filling this gender gap, that's when we can actually see a future where every gender is given equal opportunities leading to a happier world.
You see, with the advent of this word's popularity in the recent times, things went worse than getting better when people misconceived the notion of feminism with man-hating or something against the males' rights. Feminism was never to promote 'women over men' as it has got simply nothing to do with promoting dominance. It's simple and clear aim is to vanish gender inequality and give a fair chance to every human being irrespective of its gender.
As Emma beautifully put in her UN speech, even face gender stereotypes, and that both the genders deserve to feel free. So the truth is, 'feminism' is a word representing and demanding political, economic and social equality and even men can be proud feminists without feeling any shameful about the same.
It's rather sad that no country in the whole world has achieved complete gender equality and with UN's five-year project #HeForShe, everyone including Emma hopes to see a sea change.
Let's now have a look at Emma's posts and understand her seriousness...
Emma visited Malawi, a country in East-Africa and was heartly welcomed by President Mutharika (nicknamed The Terminator) for her tremendous work in annulment of many child marriages and restoring the futures of over 1500 girls under the age of 16.
"A day without a woman is a day without me."
"We seek equal representation, opportunities, benefits and pay for all women workers, not to mention greater representation of women of color, immigrant women, and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women, whose experiences in the workforce are often significantly worse than their white, cisgender, straight peers."
Let us now have a look at five priorities under this programme...
Emma urges that the number of women on the global leadership teams all across the world must see a raise for them to make decisions keeping the other half of the population in mind.
If we keep running with the pace of development in this regards as we're moving right now, it'd take a shattering 170 years for women to level-up with men in terms of pay. Do you wish this equality to come during your lifetime?
Rather than thinking of females as a burden and a machine that makes babies, we need to understand that they are equally important in making laws, running nations and making this world a better place and without them being empowered, the future is dark for all.
Domestic crimes are on the rise, and a report says that 1 in every three women worldwide has faced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Shocking enough?!
Above, her praise coming for an actor who proudly called himself a feminist (if you check her Insta caption). I believe that we must forward this change in the thinking to the coming generation. IMPACT 10x10x10 report on gender parity shows things with more clarity if you have time enough to read it.
Let us now take a pledge towards supporting the thought of gender equality and taking these kind and sensible words forward to inspire all.
Make your contribution by extending the support for the birthday girl (15th April), Emma and sharing this story for everyone to read and feel inspired and informed.
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