International Women’s Day Editorial & Emma Watson on HeForShe

(Source: HeForShe.org)
(Source: HeForShe.org)

Hello world, how you been… Good to see you, my old friend.

Past Sunday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. Yours truly (just a guy, etc.) thought about it a lot but wrote nothing because there were so many more talented writers and speakers, specially female, commenting on bringing equality to all walks of life. So now, before we all forget last weekend, I hope you won’t mind if I throw a few lines together on the subject.

To this day, half of humankind is still struggling with lack of civil rights, wage inequality, domestic violence, rape, lack of free speech and basically the right to participate in any activity without discrimination or hostility. Feminism is about equal rights, equal opportunity, equal compensation and stopping all forms of violence and discrimination targeted at women. It’s 2015 and they’re still governments and organizations who force different standards and practices on women. Even those against discrimination that proclaim equality on paper do not practice what they preach.

This is nothing new. The sad thing is that we have to keep saying it because it keeps happening.

One of the most watched interviews was a live Q&A with actress Emma Watson, highlighting the HeForShe movement. HeForShe is defined on their Facebook Page as “UN Women’s Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality bringing together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.”

Now I gladly leave you with the eloquent Miss Watson. Video, please:

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Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards. She’s not scheduled to appear so far.
  • March 25: Taylor is a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael (via Late Night Lineups).
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, and Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: HeForShe.org)