Emma Watson is such an inspiration!
On Tuesday, Emma took to the 71st Annual United Nations General Assembly in New York to deliver a speech on gender equality and campus safety. The passionate message was inspired by the UN Women's gender equality HeForShe campaign, an initiative Ms. Watson became the ambassador of two years ago.
In the actress' moving address, she highlighted the need for women's safety on college campuses to become a "right" rather than a privilege." The message couldn't have come at a better time considering campus rape has become all too common despite the social gains women have made over the years.
The feminist went on to argue:
"The experience must make it clear that the safety of women, minorities, and anyone who may be vulnerable is a right, and not a privilege."
Well said, girl! Someone needs to forward over this speech to the judge who gave Brock Turner a slap on the wrist for his horrific assault!
In addition to better protection against assault, E.W. urged colleges to level the playing field for its female attendees: