I am loving the momentum that has been building since Emma Watson’s speech as newly-appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador last week-end and the #HeforShe campaign.
Working with companies and individuals over this issue I have also experienced the negativity that can arise when women speak up about gender.
Men who are secure in themselves welcome a more equal world and I agree with Emma that our bias towards women as mothers and undervaluing fathers needs to change.
Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society despite my needing his presence as a child as much as my mother’s.
Emma is eloquent, honest and speaks from the heart. As she say’s “I don’t know if I am qualified to be here. All I know is that I care about this problem. And I want to make it better.
And having seen what I’ve seen—and given the chance—I feel it is my duty to say something. In my nervousness for this speech and in my moments of doubt I’ve told myself firmly—if not me, who, if not now, when.“
I urge you to watch and share because collectively we can make a difference.
Emma Watson’s speech is being heralded a “game changer”.
We need to change the rules and play fair everywhere.
And we can if we choose to.