“When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist.” - Emma Watson (from UN Speech on Gender & Equality)
I feel like young girls are told, I don’t know, that they have to be this kind of princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. You’ve got to be.. I identify much more with being a warrior, a fighter. If I was going to be a princess I’d be a warrior princess definitely. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.
Emma Watson attends The Christian Dior Show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 07, 2014.
I used to look back at pictures and cringe but actually I’m quite proud that I’ve had fun with fashion and don’t always look perfect. The only regret I have is when I look at something I wore when I was very young and it obviously looks like it belonged to someone else.
“I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men."