Thank you, Emma Watson.
Your speech at the U.N. was profound for many reasons, including your choice to present the fight for gender equality as one shared by both women and men. All the critical issues you cite will be solved only when we work together to tackle them, all over the world. Your comments on fatherhood were spot on. In this country as well, dads are often discounted and considered lesser parents. This damages both men and women — not to mention government, businesses, and the whole of society. Worst of all, it damages children. My battle for sensible parental leave policies and the book I’m working on, Stretch Out, deal directly with this. Thank you for bringing, even for just a moment, the world’s attention to this truth of our time.
See her complete remarks here