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Emma Watson wants man to start using the word feminism.
In this month’s issue of Porter magazine, Emma Watson said in an interview that her celebrated HeForShe gender equality campaign was unsuccessfully censored.
The actress explained the internal backlash: “I was encouraged not to use the word ‘feminism’ because people felt that it was alienating and separating and the whole idea of the speech was to include as many people as possible...But I thought long and hard and ultimately felt that it was just the right thing to do. If women are terrified to use the word, how on earth are men supposed to start using it?”
The divisive speech she’s referencing was the clickbait heard ‘round the Internet. Lady assemblages, from book club email chains to Facebook groups to friend group texts, were smitten with the actress more commonly known as Hermione Granger—fictional supergirl turned IRL feminist hero.
To give credit where credit is due, Watson’s speech was articulate, well-informed, and