Emma Watson gave an absolutely stunning speech on feminism at the UN headquarters in New York at the weekend:
She talked about how gender inequality is everyone’s responsibility, and launched the He For She campaign to involve men more in the fight against it. She also made some great points about how gender inequality affects men too, and about how because of her privileged upbringing she felt a duty to help those who are much worse off than her, male and female, in what was a very beautiful, all-inclusive speech.
Apparently she is now being threatened by 4chan for it.
According to DeathAndTaxesMag.com, a board on the infamous website is planning to release nude photos of her in retaliation for her speech, creating a website called EmmaYouAreNext.com which features a picture of the actress wiping away a tear and a countdown for three days from now. A couple of choice quotes from the board (since deleted) state their intent:
“It is real and going to happen this weekend. That feminist bitch Emma is going to show the world she is as much of a whore as any woman.”
“she makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH”
Lovely stuff! It is more than likely (and I hope for Emma’s sake) a hoax, but the fact that she is being threatened like this for stating that she is a feminist and helping to launch the He For She movement. It’s sad that a woman can’t talk about something close to her heart without having her privacy invaded like this. None of us, male or female, should be have to be afraid of standing up and saying what we believe in.
I have no doubt it’s a storm Emma can weather with ease though.