Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign
“People tend to overestimate my character,” I say quietly. “They think that because I’m small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can’t possibly be cruel. But they’re wrong.”
remus gets his essay back with a poor grade
'like you know more about werewolves than me anyways' he grumbles and uses the essay to roll a joint
I don't have claws, or glowing eyes or super senses.
I just have voices in my head.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson poses for a photo September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York on September, 20
And once Fleur had reached him, Bill did not look as though he had ever met Fenrir Greyback.
Every Character I Love: Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
“My mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. ”