24 Fierce Emma Watson Quotes, Memes & Tweets That Prove She'S A Powerful Role Model For Women
A powerful inspiration for young women everywhere.
An award winning actress, feminist icon and role model, the lovely Emma Watson is almost indescribable. Watson has some of the best feminist quotes and quotes about being yourself on the internet.
Emma Watson is probably known best for her role as Hermione Granger in the movie adaptions of the Harry Potter series and, more recently, for her breathtaking role as Belle in the live-action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. However, Watson has played several other roles as well. For example, she played Mae Holland in The Circle, which was released in 2017.
Emma is a parent’s dream when it comes to setting a positive example for women, especially for young girls, in the media due to her portrayal of strong, brave and brainy young women like Hermione and Belle in children’s movies.
Plus, despite her nearly constant work as an actress, she still managed to graduate from the ivy league college Browns University with a degree in English Literature (something both Hermione AND Belle would be envious of) in May of 2014.
After graduating, Watson was appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July of that same year. Since then, Watson has become known as a bit of a feminist icon.
Emma has promoted several feminist causes as the Goodwill Ambassador, including the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign (which strives to promote gender equality). She also served as an ambassador for Camfed International (which strives to educate in rural Africa), and, more recently, she has supported the Time’s Up movement to make changes for women in the workplace in regards to harassment.
According to Hello! Magazine, Watson “recently spearheaded a new UK part of the 'Time's Up' movement, and donated an incredible £1million to the victims of harassment. She also signed an open letter about harassment that was signed by 190 female stars."
Despite her widespread fame and celebrity reach, Watson is incredibly skilled at keeping her life private. However, Hello! Magazine speculated late 2017 that Watson had broken off her two-year relationship with boyfriend William ‘Mack’ Knight.
The actress was also caught with a grammar error in a temporary tattoo on the red carpet (a bit embarrassing for an English Lit major, for sure). Still, it doesn’t look like Emma’s grammatically incorrect Time’s Up tattoo (the temporary tat read “Times Up”) will affect her success with the movement — nor will her newfound singledom.
Emma Watson is an inspiration to everyone (particularly young girls) and is one of my favorite celebrity feminists.
Check out the top 25 best Emma Watson quotes, memes, Instagram posts and tweets to become inspired by her, too!
1. Emma is a dreamer.
“Empathy, and the ability to use your imagination, should have no limits.” — Emma Watson
2. Emma believes in equality for men, too.
“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” — Emma Watson
3. Emma asks the real questions.
“If not me, who? If not now, when?” — Emma Watson
4. Emma is the very definition of a feminist.
“This isn’t ‘ are better than boys’. This is just: Everyone deserves a fair chance.” — Emma Watson
5. She perfectly illustrates why men need feminism too.
“I’m really, genuinely disturbed by this idea that men can’t cry … They can’t express themselves – They can’t talk about how they actually feel. I think that’s actually the saddest thing in the world. How you feel, being able to express yourself, being emotional – It’s not what makes you a girl. It’s what makes you human.” — Emma Watson
6. Emma explains how feminism attempts to liberate BOTH genders from gender stereotypes.
“Gender equality no only liberates women but also men from prescribed gender stereotypes.” — Emma Watson
7. She’s the ideal role model for all young .
“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.” — Emma Watson
8. Her roles inspire young everywhere.
“Young are told you have to be a delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior.” — Emma Watson
9. She encourages everyone to speak up.
“That haircut did make me realize how subjective everyone’s opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some just thought I’d lost my sh*t. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.” — Emma Watson
10. She perfectly described why defining yourself by your gender is silly.
“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.” — Emma Watson
11. When she described her roll in Beauty and the Beast so perfectly.
“I feel like young are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullsh*t. I identify much more with a warrior — a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess, definitely.” — Emma Watson
12. When she took the time to formally invite men into the conversation on gender equality.
“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too.” — Emma Watson
13. When she got confused by what a “rubber” is.
“You guys call a condom a rubber. My version of a rubber is an eraser. I’ve very loudly asked for a rubber and people have given me strange looks.” — Emma Watson
14. Preach it, sister!
“Women feel like we need permission. … we need to lead and change that.” — Emma Watson
15. She addresses how feminism isn’t (and never was) about hating men.
“Fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating … This has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities’.” — Emma Watson
16. A profound quote about self-expression and not going for “perfect”.
“There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect — you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.” — Emma Watson
17. That time she threw a truth bomb on everyone.
“If you stand for equality, then you’re a feminist. Sorry to tell you.”— Emma Watson
18. That time she made a joke about how bad she looked in the first Harry Potter movie.
“After seeing this clip, I look back at the work I’ve done over the last 14 years … and many things come to mind. Most importantly … how bad my hair was in the first Harry Potter film.”— Emma Watson
19. Her dedication to the truth is admirable, for sure.
“I’m very interested in truth, in finding ways to be messy and unsure and flawed and incredible and great and my fullest self, all wrapped up into one.” — Emma Watson
20. When she described why we still need feminism.
“I think it is right that I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life. I think that is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.” — Emma Watson
21. Her confidence and independence are incredible.
“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.” — Emma Watson
22. She continues to support equality in all walks of life.
23. She stands up against harassment.
24. She helped bring the Time’s Up movement to the UK.
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