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Emma Watson’s interview with Malala Yousafzai. Feminism is another word for equality
The new generation of influential women is more combative than ever. In occasion of the release of the new documentary about Malala Yousafzai, Emma Watson talks to her. What they said is revolutionary.
The eighteen-year-old activist and Nobel peace prize laureate was interviewed by one of the most popular young actresses and UN global goodwill ambassador for gender equality and women empowerment (UN Women). We’re talking about Malala Yousafzai who, at the premiere of a documentary about her, spoke with Emma Watson.
The most interesting part of the interview is when the young women talk about feminism. Watson is a proud feminist of the new generation: last year, as UN ambassador, she launched a campaign on gender equality called He for she and gave a brilliant and inspired speech (see above) that left an impression on Yousafzai.
“This word ‘feminism’, it has been a very tricky word. When I heard it the first time I heard some negative responses and some positive ones. I hesitated in saying am I feminist or not? Then after hearing your speech, when you said, if not now, when? If not me, who? I decided… there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist. So I’m a feminist and we all should be a feminist because feminism is another word for equality”.
Yousafzai, young yet well-experienced activist, has been fighting for young girls’ right to education since 2009. In 2012, a group of Taliban made an attempt to her life while she was getting on a bus on her way home. She was just 15. In 2014 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight against child oppression and for their right to education. Now it’s time for the documentary about Malala, released in cinemas from 5 November. The director is Davis Guggenheim, who won the Oscar prize for An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary on climate change featuring US ex vicepresident of the United States Al Gore.
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