The full speech is here , and if you don’t feel like watching another western feminist backed by globalist NGOs, I will quote the most important points.
“This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN. We want to try to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change. And, we don’t just want to talk about it. We want to try and make sure that it’s tangible.”
This, if anything, sounds sexist. As if men can’t be involved in any change and they need YOU and your UN to make them involved. Anyway, no human (whether man or woman) in his/her right mind would get themselves involved in modern feminism.
“I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago. And, the more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”
Ah definitely it has to stop because modern feminism is a failure with all those brainwashed women who didn’t achieve anything in their life and resorted thus to blaming men for their own problems. So now this campaign of yours is to “update” feminism so that it involves brainwashed men as well, self-hating men, men who are made to feel guilty and blame themselves for the failure of those women.
“For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”
*yawn* anyone can use google. We all know the literal definition of feminism. It sounds pretty nice in theory but in practice it turned to a bunch of man bashers and now it will involve a bunch of self-hating men as well thanks to Emma Watson and the UN.
“When I was 8, I was confused for being called bossy because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents, but the boys were not.”
Ah you probably made up that story but let’s assume it’s true, it doesn’t make you “oppressed”. If you were oppressed you wouldn’t be speaking at the UN, they only give voice to attention seeking rich celebrities like yourself to distract the people from the true problems the world is facing right now (see this to know about the agenda of celebrities who involve themselves in politics) . Being a woman doesn’t automatically place you among the oppressed people except in the identity politics nonsense, then Hillary Clinton would be oppressed as well and criticizing her would make one “sexist”(hello political correctness).
Now some white supremacist will come and say “she should see how women are oppressed in the Middle East, then she would shut up about oppression”. I’m a Middle Eastern woman and I’m not oppressed and if I were I’d solve my problems by myself. No, we don’t need your NGOs, your drones, or feminism, or liberalism or whatever poisonous ideology the west is willing to export to our countries. And what country in the Middle East oppresses women, Iran? Here is what you don’t hear in the (western) media about the situation of Iranian women.
“I decided that I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists.”
…and that makes them traitors to the cause, right? Or they have, what is it called…”internalized misogyny”.
“Apparently, I’m among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, and anti-men. Unattractive, even.”
Too strong, no. Too aggressive, no. Attention seeking, yes.
“Why has the word become such an uncomfortable one? I am from Britain, and I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts.”
I was about to give a lecture on how the wage gap is a myth because most of the times women simply choose jobs that do not get as much salary as the ones men usually choose but no, probably because Emma Watson knows the truth but truth doesn’t serve the feminist propaganda, so …
“I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body.”
When feminists says this, they mean abortion, probably. Even though in that issue it’s not just the woman’s body concerned, it’s also the body inside her, but who cares anyway when there’s the ego of a feminist involved.
Funny how many (right-wingers usually) blame socialism/communism over this feminist mumbo jumbo, because all I see in it is an egoistic liberal mentality of private property, selfishness, individualism and “MY body…MY choice…MY life…MY MY MY…ME ME ME…”
“I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life.”
And who says women aren’t involved in decision-making concerning their issues and all issues? I mean they do vote nowadays right?
“My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter…”
Finally, she admitted that she’s privileged not oppressed…
“…My school did not limit me because I was a girl. My mentors didn’t assume that I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day. These influences were the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it, but they are the inadvertent feminists that are changing the world today. We need more of those.”
Um, nope. They aren’t feminists, they are just decent human beings with common sense, which you lack. Why do you like to label people and classify them as “feminist” and “non-feminist”. Feminism is an IDEOLOGY, following it doesn’t make one a decent person, and NOT following it doesn’t make one a bad person… And being a decent person doesn’t make one a feminist, and being a bad person doesn’t make one a non-feminist. Those feminists consider their ideology as religious extremism, if one doesn’t follow it (especially if she’s a woman) they scream “TRAITOR!”,”INFIDEL!”, etc… and they exactly act as a religious cult with ex-communication and so on.
“And if you still hate the word, it is not the word that is important. It’s the idea and the ambition behind it, because not all women have received the same rights I have. In fact, statistically, very few have.”
No, we don’t hate the word, because it sounds good in theory, but we do hate the idea and ambition behind it, which is seeking attention, spreading propaganda, intervening in foreign countries, destroying societies, destroying morals, encouraging promiscuity, promoting moral degeneracy, encouraging murder (abortion), hating men and also women who do not agree with you. Go back to Harry Potter.
“In 1997, Hillary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly, many of the things that she wanted to change are still true today.”
Hillary Clinton cares very much about women she even bombs them with drones…
“But what stood out for me the most was that less than thirty percent of the audience were male. How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?”
Well, let me tell you dear Emma Watson that maybe, just maybe, these women who attended felt OBLIGED to attend so that feminists like yourself won’t bash them and call them traitors. Men do not feel it as their “duty” to attend which if they do not do, they get “ex communicated”. But now you want to make it the duty of men as well… you want to expand the tyranny of the feminist cult to involve men as well.
“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation.”
There you go.
“Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society, despite my need of his presence as a child, as much as my mother’s. I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness, unable to ask for help for fear it would make them less of a man. In fact, in the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20 to 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.”
Ok you do acknowledge that men are also oppressed but why do you call the campaign #HeForShe if so, if you claim that it is supposed to help both men and women? Why not #HeForSheAndSheForHe or just #EveryoneForEveryone? You try to lure men by addressing their problems but the name of the campaign says it all, you want men to hand women everything on a silver plate, I wouldn’t call this empowering for women at all. I’d call it sexist against both men and women and reassigning of gender roles instead of destroying them.
On the campaign’s official FB page the description is “UN Women’s Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality bringing together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.”
It does NOT say the two halves should support each other. Instead, ONE (men) should support the other (women).
“We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes, but I can see that they are, and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.”
So according to you, men will only be free if they submit to servitude for women and join your campaign of “white knights“. So from what I understand, your ultimate goal is to free women, and freeing men from gender stereotypes is a mean not an end?
“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.”
Thus men should become controlled by self-absorbed women like yourself…
“I want men to take up this mantle so that 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.”
If it’s also for their sons, then, again, why did you call it HE for SHE?
“You might be thinking, “Who is this Harry Potter girl, and what is she doing speaking at the UN?” And, it’s a really good question. I’ve been asking myself the same thing.”
I’ll give you the answer – you’re spreading propaganda and promoting the UN.
“Because the reality is that if we do nothing, it will take seventy-five years, or for me to be nearly 100, before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work.”
*repeats herself* wage gap is a myth…
“15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children. And at current rates, it won’t be until 2086 before all rural African girls can have a secondary education.”
Don’t pretend now that you care about African girls. The government of your country and all those of big western countries and the UN as well are the ones who oppressed Africans, men and women. You remind me of an Arabic poem verse which says “cure me with the disease itself”…
“If you believe in equality, you might be one of those inadvertent feminists that I spoke of earlier, and for this, I applaud you.”
If you believe men should treat women like helpless children and damsels in distress, you might be some brainwashed simpleton, and for this, I applaud you…
“We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is, we have a uniting movement. It is called HeForShe. I invite you to step forward, to be seen and to ask yourself, “If not me, who? If not now, when?””
When people stop buying into this useless feminist crap, hopefully.
We can safely call Emma Watson the white Beyoncé. The latter pretends to empower women of color while investing in sweatshops, and Emma Watson is supposed to be an idol for white women.
Whether male or female, black or white, we can empower ourselves by ourselves, we don’t need a superwoman or a superman or an idol wearing a cape to descend on us from the sky and empower us, especially if they are a part of the Hollywood elite. Now if a leader comes from within the people and their aspirations I would gladly follow him/her, but not someone shoved down our throats by the UN, the ruling establishment and their media outlets.
Don’t follow leaders/activists whom the media and NGOs love, look for those who are defamed and hated, who knows, you might find the inspiration and empowerment you’re looking for in them.