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USA: Watch Emma Watson blast "man-hating feminism"

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September 22, 2014 at 13:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations in New York on Friday, stating that she believes feminism has too often become synonymous with "man-hating."

The Harry Potter actress' words came as she introduced the "HeForShe" gender equality campaign, which campaigns for men to speak up against manifestations of gender inequality. Watson said that for there to be true equality between the sexes, men and boys must also advocate for the rights of women and girls.

Following her speech, Watson was congratulated with a standing ovation and a handshake from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Watson was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July.

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Actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations in New York on Friday, stating that she believes feminism has too often become synonymous with "man-hating."

The Harry Potter actress' words came as she introduced the "HeForShe" gender equality campaign, which campaigns for men to speak up against manifestations of gender inequality. Watson said that for there to be true equality between the sexes, men and boys must also advocate for the rights of women and girls.

Following her speech, Watson was congratulated with a standing ovation and a handshake from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Watson was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July.

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