Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign
(Source: emccwatson, via austentatious)
|me:||*forgets what im talking about and points out dog*
"Be with someone who talks about you like you put stars in the sky."
Man I am wearing so much makeup in that picture. God I love wearing makeup. But anyway, yes, I really loved getting to hang out with Birdy. What a talented singer and songwriter. (Trivia: She wrote the song “Not about Angels” after reading TFIOS before she heard about the movie!)
Thanks to everyone who watched along tonight while I livetweeted my viewing of the extended cut of the DVD. That was really fun and we should do it again sometime with a movie I’m not so attached to. Any suggestions?
I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.
women: being a woman is hard
men: I think you’re forgetting something: it is also hard to be a man. just letting you know that you forgot to mention that when you were talking about being a woman
"Who knows who you are … A person is a novel: you don’t know how it will end until the very last page. Otherwise it wouldn’t be worth reading until the very end."
Everyday I’m like “today imma get my shit together” and by the end of the day I’m like “tomorrow is the day for real”
have u ever been in a mood to destroy your relationship with everyone you know