Emma Watson: "I understand that intersectionality is important"


On intersectionality:

I’m also against racism, and homophobia, and classism, and ableism, and xenophobia, and all of it. My specific mandate is to advocate for women and girls, I’m the U.N. ambassador for women so I’m here to do that. But I also understand that these oppressions are interlocking, mutually reinforcing and that inter-sectionality is a really important word here. We just need to be supporting each other.

On receiving threats of leaking nude images after her first speech:

When they saw that the minute I stepped up and talked about women's rights I was immediately threatened. I mean within less than 12 hours I was receiving threats. I think they were really shocked and one of my brothers in particular was very upset.

It’s funny, people were like, “Oh she’s going to be so disheartened by this. If anything, it made me so much more determined. I was just raging. It made me so angry that I was just like, “This is why I have to be doing. This. This is why I have to be doing this. If they were trying to put me off, it did the opposite.”



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