Emma Watson’s #HeForShe campaign just kicked it up a notch with the actress giving some amazing personal Twitter replies to fans seeking advice on gender equality.
The Harry Potter star is serving as an ambassador for the UN campaign to support equality among the sexes, and in a live Q&A session last week she talked about the issue with fans and gave some spectacular ways to fight sexism. Here are some of our favorites.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) January 23, 2015
The same day as the live-tweet marathon, Watson gave an impassioned speech at the World Economic Forum introducing the #HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 program.
“Since HeForShe launched in New York last September, I think it would be fair to say that my colleagues and I have been stunned by the response,” she said. “The HeForShe conference was watched over 11 million times, sparking 1.2 billion social media conversations, culminating in the #HeForShe hashtag becoming so popular that Twitter painted it on the walls of its headquarters. And men from almost every country in the world signed up to our commitment. Everyone — from Desmond Tutu to Prince Harry to Hillary Clinton to Yoko Ono — [has] issued their support or contacted us since Sept. 20. Everything from marathons being run, merchandise being created, 15-year-old boys writing to national newspapers deploring female discrimination, young girls collecting hundreds of signatures — it’s all happened in the last four months. I couldn’t have dreamed it, but it’s happened.”