Emma Watson

Vocal Heroes: The Year for Women in Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

The past year has been one of extremes when it comes to women in leadership. We've had some 'vocal heroes' -- most notably Malala Yousafzai, but also Emma Watson promoting the He for She campaign

I'm a Feminist, Hear Me Roar!

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

For some reason, society has deemed the word "feminism" as a negative concept. Since when did the desire to live in a society that respects gender equality become an offence?

Feminist Dad

Mark Bryce | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bryce

As a middle-aged man I never felt feminism had anything to do with me. It was the woman's battle for equality. Whilst I may have agreed with their ethos and end goals it was, and always would be their fight. It was only when listening to Emma Watson's amazing speech to the UN that I realised how wrong I was.

Feminism and the Beyonce Problem

Neil Simpson | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Simpson

Queen Bey recently displayed her feminist credentials in neon lights at the MTV Video Music Awards. She's a great medium to deliver the feminist message, but does it matter that she clearly benefits from people objectifying her (not to mention benefits from being married to a rapper who made millions singing about bitches, hoes and pimpin')?

The Greatest Trick of All Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Whether it's campaigners receiving death threats, an actress being harassed for hours in New York, mass kidnappings, genital mutilation, unequal pay, or a programmer receiving death threats over a false allegation of attempted media influence, women seem to get a raw deal in life. It's puzzling that there are so many guys out there that still have such a warped view of what it means to be a man.

My Dad, the Feminist

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

You actually called yourself a Feminist the other day and I couldn't have been more surprised or prouder. I asked you if you'd refer to yourself as a Feminist and you said "Yes I'm a Feminist- unreservedly. As a proselytising libertarian, I believe in freedom, equality and the rights of all men, which includes women". I thought- wow, that's my dad. The Feminist. My hero.

When Did Feminism Become Weird?

Kat Lister | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Lister

I find Gwyneth Paltrow's goop website a bit weird or Donny Osmond's wig on last weeks Strictly Come Dancing, but feminism itself? If indeed there is something unnatural or unearthly about this so-called 'crossroads' we hashtag-feminists are tweeting at, is it right to finger-blame an entire movement? I'm not sure that it is, really.

Beyond Pop Feminism

Jo Simmons | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Simmons

Embracing feminism requires more than labelling oneself as a feminist. The use of the word feminism becomes meaningless unless actions correspond to what the concept seeks to achieve: gender equality.

'Harry Potter': Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

It’s been almost fifteen years since the first ‘Harry Potter’ movie hit the big screen, catapulting Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint ...

Emma Watson's Feminism: Some Women's Work Is Priceless

Monica Sarkar | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Sarkar

Although she is absolutely right, not all countries measure gender equality on a pay scale. In many communities in India, for example, a housewife is seen as being of equal value to a breadwinner, or priceless. And for any feminist approach to work effectively in the country, it needs to recognise the distinct values upheld by such cultures.

Billy No Mates

Nick Clements | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

In 2004 I embarked, somewhat foolishly and naively, on a journey to write a trilogy of books about masculinity. In 2013 the third book was published, I sighed in relief, they had consumed nine years of my life. During the writing hiatuses I would tour a one-man show in which I experimented with concepts and ideas for the books. Those were tough times.

My Feminism Awakening

Emily Oakden | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Oakden

I would never have before said that I was a feminist, but I now realise that being a feminist isn't how it is culturally phrased- that you hate men. Thanks to Emma Watson and her intelligent and insightful words I've had a feminism awakening, hopefully alongside many others, female AND male.

The Man Protecting Your Digital Rights Just Blamed Celebs For The Nude Photo Hack

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

The man set to be in charge of digital rights in Europe has refused to apologise for implying female celebrities were to blame after huge quantities o...

Is Third Wave Feminism a Fleeting Fad?

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

When Queen Bey stands in front of a 10ft tall feminist sign (both figurative and literal) then, sure, others will follow. What was once considered a dirty word has now become the height of fashion, but how long will the fad last? Like all fashions I fear that by the end of the year feminism will be out and something else will be in.

Engendering Equality in Engineering

Peter Rolton | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

British engineering is facing a serious skills shortage. Yesterday, the think tank IPPR published a report claiming that 'an additional 87,000 graduate level engineers will be needed in the UK each year between now and 2020' in order to meet growing demand, but that 'the higher education system is only producing 46,000 engineering graduates annually'. Well as a starter for ten, that maths doesn't look good.

Re-Framing Domestic Violence Law Reform

Laura Richards | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Laura Richards

Changing the law cannot be a substitute for improving the police response. However, legislative change signals training and awareness and can drive culture change to better protect women and children, hold perpetrators to account and effectively lead to a reduction in murder. And police, prosecutors and courts must have the best possible tools to do their job and keep victims and their children safe.

15-Year-Old Boy Responds To Emma Watson's Speech And It's Pretty Special

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Emma Watson's speech on feminism to the UN last week went down a storm with right-minded people around the world whilst simultaneously bringing out th...

The Fourth Wave Is Here Thanks to Emma Watson

Miriam Brown | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Brown

I believe my inner feminist has always been within me. Far from lying dormant, it has been growing since I was child. I grew up in a house with four other females and one male. Only when I went to school and started learning of gender inequalities (the lack of education is argued to be the epitome and root of gender inequality) I came to realise how much I was in the minority, as too was my father.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 26 September 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

So while Alaska's newest reefer representative cleans house, in Ireland Minister Brendan Howlin is proposing a few sweeping law changes himself, in his case wiping some ancient statutes off the books. He better be careful though, as removing some of these measures could be quite unpopular.

Feminism Proudly Presents: Emma Watson Vs Internet Trolls

Sophie Bauer | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sophie Bauer

By now everyone will have heard, or at least heard of, Emma Watson's speech launching the UN Women's HeForShe campaign. Gender equality and sexual and...

What Emma Watson Should Have Said...

Natalie Gyte | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Gyte

The "I know it's hard for you too" spiel serves to provide a cup of hot chocolate and a cosy blanket for men, so that they don't have to feel threatened. As if their existential privilege isn't enough to keep them warm at night, it is apparently important that we also softly stroke their foreheads and validate their issues as being equal to the oppression faced by women.

Why Emma Watson's #HeForShe Campaign Speech Gave Me Butterflies

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

If you haven't watched Emma Watson's speech on the HeForShe campaign, then you need to. Every thought-out, polished sentence in Emma's speech gave me butterflies for reasons I could reel off endlessly, but here's five first and foremost.

I Am Not an Inadvertent Feminist

Mike Niles | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Niles

It is unfair to blame any stigma around the feminist movement solely on the media representation of an archetypal feminist. I don't believe a true feminist hates men - they simply aspire to live life on a level playing field. Women should have equal pay. Men should have their parental value equally compensated. Equality gaps exist for both sexes ergo both sexes have a motivation to achieve parity.

Three Newspapers That Completely Missed The Point Of Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Emma Watson's powerful United Nations speech on feminism rightly earned her a standing ovation - and the ensuing video went viral. So, naturally, t...

The F Word: Emma Watson and the Aftermath

Rae Mullins | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

Emma's set out the direction we need to head in, but in order to genuinely permeate our society's consciousness on the gender issue for good, we need to re-tune our media's frame of reference. Just think how many girls came to know of Emma's addressing the UN via an article dominated by images of her outfit...