Emma Watson

Beyond Pop Feminism

Jo Simmons | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 02.10.2014 | 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 30.09.2014 | 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 29.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 25.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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...

Michael Rundle

The Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat Was A Hoax

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

The threat to release nude photos of the actress Emma Watson was a hoax designed to bring down 4chan. The threat was issued following Watson's spee...

17 Inspirational Emma Watson Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Emma Watson gave her inspiring speech at the UN on Monday to launch the #HeForShe campaign, we - like countless others - were blown away by her p...

16 Celebs Behind #HeForShe Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Following Emma Watson's nerve-tingling speech at the UN earlier this week, where she called on men and boys to support gender equality as part of the ...

Is Emma Watson The Next Celeb To Have Naked Photos Leaked?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Emma Watson is the latest high profile celebrity being targeted by hackers who are threatening to leak nude photographs they claim to have of the 'Har...

'We Want to End Gender Inequality - And to Do That We Need Everyone to Be Involved'

Emma Watson | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Watson

If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are - can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It's about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too - reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves... I am inviting you to step forward, to be seen to speak up, To be the he for she. And to ask yourself if not me, who, if not now when.

Reclaiming the F Word: In Defence of Feminism

Rachel Thompson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Feminism is getting a rebrand, and we are all brand consultants. By reclaiming the F word, we are active participants in the future of gender equality. By changing perceptions of the word, we encourage more people to become feminists and we move further towards achieving true equality.

Emma Watson Asks Men To Join The Feminist Fight

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If gender equality is ever going to be achieved, it's not just women that need to fly the flag for feminism, but men too. That was the message deli...