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Emma Watson's Speech at UN

PostMon Sep 22, 2014 7:56 pm

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I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less “macho”—in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either.

We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.

If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.


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Re: Emma Watson's Speech at UN

PostMon Sep 22, 2014 8:42 pm

Doesn't Emma know that if men aren't macho alpha men then they aren't really men? Silly Hermione. :Rofl:
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Re: Emma Watson's Speech at UN

PostMon Sep 22, 2014 9:40 pm

I was very skeptical about emma's recent political campaigning at first considering she's campaigning for two very, let's be honest, establishmentarian movements (environmentalism and feminism) but this isn't so bad I guess.
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Re: Emma Watson's Speech at UN

PostTue Sep 23, 2014 6:40 pm

Is she the new Angie Jolie then? :roll:
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Re: Emma Watson's Speech at UN

PostWed Sep 24, 2014 1:27 am

soo.. nothing to say about the actual MESSAGE, just jabs at the messenger?
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Re: Emma Watson's Speech at UN

PostWed Sep 24, 2014 1:38 pm

It was a great speech, so good that many have felt threatened by it and now they are threatening her with the release of nude photos.

If only people will listen and understand before judging the world would be a much better place.
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