WATCH: Emma Watson gives a speech on Feminism that you should not miss
The British actor’s voice seemed nervous, but her words were clear and resolute.
During the launch of the United Nations’ "He for She" campaign on September 21, actress Emma Watson delivered a moving speech about feminism and gender equality. She opens by asking for everyone’s help, acknowledging the need to "galvanize as many men and boys" to be "advocates for change."
Watson relays how she was accused of being "bossy" and how, at age 14, she was already being sexualied by the media. She also mused about the gradual pejoration of the term feminist, a label and cause she strongly identifies with.
The actress acknowledged all of the privileges she has received and made it clear to her audience that not all girls enjoy those privileges. Having made it known, Watson then extended a formal invitation for everyone to help fight for freedom from gender-based prejudice.
"You might be thinking, who is this Harry Potter girl and what is she doing speaking at the UN?" she joked towards the end and revealed that she is asking herself the same question. She continued, "All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make it better."