Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mentions of Emma Watson in the media [April 13 - 19, 2015]

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  • J.K. Rowling mentions Emma:

  • Jill Abramson (first female editor of the New York Times, journalist) mentions Emma and #HeForShe:

What role do men play in narrowing the disparity and removing the double standard? How could women start this dialogue with men?
JA: Men as much as women should be invested in gender equality. It’s a mistake to view the discussion of issues involving gender equality as a discussion that women are having, and it’s vital to invite men into the conversation. I, in fact, just wrote a short piece about Emma Watson who is involved in this campaign, HeForShe. And she doesn’t hesitate in calling herself a feminist, but this particular campaign is geared toward trying to involve men in the fight for gender equality.

[Short piece she mentions, called 'Inclusive Inspiration']

  • Actress and entrepreneur G Hannelius mentioned Emma:

Who are your favorite actors?
GH: Emma Watson, Eddie Redmayne, Miles Teller, Emily Blunt, Emma Stone, too many to name.

  • How to woo Emma:

Find her: On a soap box.

Past flames: The wizard’s romantic life started with a crush on Draco Malfoy, then she dated Francis Boulle from 'Made in Chelsea' (nope, never happened), a rugby player and an obscure Spanish musician (no proof for the latter). These days she’s married to the He For She campaign, which encourages men to embrace feminism.

First date: The Feminist Library on Westminster Bridge Road.

Do say: ‘Fancy going surfing? Feminism’s got a new wave.’

Don’t say: ‘I’ll pay for dinner.’

  • Glenda Cooper (Sunday Telegraph columnist) suggests Emma for Order of Merit. Someday.

It’s known as the most exclusive club in the world. Only 24 people at one time are fortunate enough to be admitted to the Order of Merit – and they meet for lunch once every two years. [...] What jarred with me when looking at a photograph of the members was the sight of just one woman – the former Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd. Given that the OM tends to be awarded by the monarch at the end of an individual’s long career, the imbalance might reflect struggles in the past for women’s achievements to be recognised. But surely the Queen will know that in future more of the talented women this country has produced will have to sit around that table.

When a vacancy arises, may I suggest Emma Thompson, the only person to win an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting, or perhaps one day Emma Watson, whose United Nations speech has raised awareness of gender inequality?

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