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He For She

25 September 2014


Today I want to talk about something slightly different from my usual posts, but something I care about just as much as fashion and beauty, in fact I probably care a lot more about this topic. The other day whilst scrolling through Up Worthy, one of my favourite sites, I saw Emma Watson's face pop up and with the title of the video being 'Her Voice Might Tremble, But Emma Watson's Message Is Strong And Clear', I was intrigued. 





As her speech began and she introduced the He For She movement, I was captivated. What an absolutely genius idea, women have been fighting for equality for years, why not ask men to fight for us too, after all shouldn't they want their mothers, sisters and wives to feel equal to them? 

As her beautifully articulate speech continued, Emma went on to talk about how at the age of eight, she was labelled 'bossy' for wanting to take control but the boys were not. I have also been called bossy in the past as I am presuming a lot of you reading this may have too, for being strong willed and uncompromising with my ideas, and that always bothered me. Why couldn't I be in charge just like the boys were, without feeling like I was stepping out of place?






In this day and age there is still not one country in the world that has achieved gender equality and while that may be hard to believe, it's true. Many male 'celebrities' and political figures have already stepped forward to show their support for this movement including Matt Damon, Ban Ki-Moon who is the UN Secretary General, Barack Obama and many more. Already the movement has 137208 men behind it and counting and if you feel strongly about this issue, you can show your support on their website at www.heforshe.org


"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. 
We say to girls, 'You can have ambition, but not too much, 
you should aim to be successful,  but not too successful,
otherwise you will threaten the man.'" 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie