#HeForShe: Gender Equality Begins at Conception

"Watson states, 'My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter.' Sex-selective abortion throughout the world is the most direct way of ensuring that female children are never given the chance, as Watson was, to be loved, appreciated or educated."

"Female children should never have to state, as Watson did, that they were simply 'one of the lucky ones.'"

 

In September 2014, Emma Watson delivered her now-famous address at the United Nations on gender inequality, launching the He For She campaign.  Watson's address, both articulate and classy, called on equality for all--both men and women.  This call poses an overarching question on the entire issue: when does equality begin?

 

 

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"#HeForShe: Gender Equality Begins at Conception"

by Kate Hardiman, Research Associate, The Liddell Group

Rightly Wired  l  September 2014

http://www.theliddellgroup.com/#!heforshe/ew020

 

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