Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quote of the day

"In 1997, Hilary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women's rights. Sadly many of the things she wanted to change are still a reality today. But what stood out for me the most was that only 30 per cent of her audience were male. How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation? Men - I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too."

Not only is feminism not a dirty word for UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, it's one that men shouldn't shy away from either. Her case for the need for men to be involved in the fight for gender equality is compelling.

Inevitably, the Daily Heil chose to focus on her appearance rather than anything she said during her address to the UN - thus helpfully proving much of her point.

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