15 Emma Watson Quotes That Show Exactly Why She's Our Favorite Feminist

Aug 24, 2017 at 4:00 a.m. ET
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Let's face it, in today's world we need feminist superheroes like Emma Watson.

For years, Watson has been making us stand up and cheer as she fights the good fight. And even though she knows that we have a long way to go in our fight for gender equality, she also is open to celebrating our victories — as evidenced by her speech at the 2017 MTV Awards.

"Firstly, I feel I have to say something about the award itself," she began as she accepted the award for Best Actor. "The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience... MTV’s move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone, but to me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes ? and that doesn’t need to be separated into two different categories. Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits."

Here, here.

Watson pretty much can do no wrong in our eyes. Here are some of her other very wise words.

Originally published April 2016. Updated August 2017.

1 /15: Feminism does not mean anti-men

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1/15 :Feminism does not mean anti-men

2 /15: Never dumb yourself down

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2/15 :Never dumb yourself down

3 /15: Men are human, too

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3/15 :Men are human, too

4 /15: Men and women should be equals

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4/15 :Men and women should be equals

5 /15: Love is a special thing

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5/15 :Love is a special thing

6 /15: Be who you want to be

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6/15 :Be who you want to be

7 /15: Women should be treated equally

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7/15 :Women should be treated equally

8 /15: It's OK to make mistakes

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8/15 :It's OK to make mistakes

9 /15: We don't have to be perfect

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9/15 :We don't have to be perfect

10 /15: Women should not be controlled

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10/15 :Women should not be controlled

11 /15: Make your own decisions

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11/15 :Make your own decisions

12 /15: Emotions should not be assigned a gender

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12/15 :Emotions should not be assigned a gender

13 /15: Forget Photoshop — embrace yourself

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13/15 :Forget Photoshop — embrace yourself

14 /15: Be comfortable with who you are

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14/15 :Be comfortable with who you are

15 /15: Gender equality

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15/15 :Gender equality