Emma Watson

Women May Be Under-represented at Davos but Theirs Are the Loudest Voices When It Comes to Calling for Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

Debate over the level of female participation at global events like the WEF is, of course, important, but we must also look beyond the figures. We must remember that those women who are being heard on such stages are having an enormous impact. Many of the sessions and events I attended at this year's WEF addressed issues of equal opportunity, diversity and women's empowerment - and it was notable that many of these conversations were being driven by women with a real sense of hope and determination.

Emma Watson Gives Kick-Ass Feminist Advice On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you haven't yet developed a huge girl crush on superfeminist Emma Watson, then prepare to be wooed. The actress, who was named Ambassador for U...

Which A-List Actress Has Been Cast As Belle In A New Disney Film?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Over the course of her relatively short career she’s played a witch and a thief, but now Emma Watson is taking on the role of a Disney princess. ...

Emma Watson's Davos Speech Is Right, But She Doesn't Go Far Enough

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Nicholas Mazzei

Why are men so terrified of a strong woman that they will resort to threatening to use stolen photos of her to keep her down? A weak man threatens a woman, not a strong man.

Poorna Bell

#HeForShe: 'I've Been Stunned By The Number Of Men Who Said To Keep Going'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson caused a tidal wave when she announced her UN Women campaign #HeForShe in October. For the first time, a major celebrity vocalised on ...

HuffPost Celeb Awards 2014: The Results

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

You voted in your thousands in the 2014 HuffPost Celeb Awards and we can finally reveal who came out on top. Whilst certain stars like Benedict Cum...

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 23.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 29.12.2014 | 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 23.12.2014 | 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.