Gender inequality is seriously damaging to both individuals, and society. At least this is what Emma Watson states in her speech about gender inequality which she presented to the UN in 2006. However, does she have any evidence backing it up? Her speech presents feminism as an issue we all have to take part in solving. Men just as much as women.
The speech is directed primarily towards men and boys, as she is under the impression that in order to deal with gender inequality the first step is to get everyone on board. Both men and women.
This point is strongly enforced as she states “in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49 years of age” page 2 line 18-19.
She blames the cause of this high suicide rate primarily on the concept of men having to be masculine and dominating. The same issues which women are facing. By doing this she makes it clear that she is, in fact, not the enemy in this situation.
Furthermore, she makes it clear that she is aware that women are not the only ones affected of gender inequality. Being both a woman and a famous celebrity, Emma Watson is just the right person to make this speech.