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I interrupt today’s regularly scheduled programming, to give you (in case you haven’t seen it) Emma Watson’s incredibly poignant speech on destigmatizing feminism, which included a formal and open invitation to men to join HeForShe: A more unifying front for feminism.
In the speech, you can tell, she is obviously nervous. Yet, she’s brave enough to ask and answer the powerful question: If not me, then who; if not now, then when.
And she is brave. Watson has already received hundreds of threats online, claiming her nude photos will be leaked next. She’s been called a feminist bitch and a whore. All things I’m sure for which she was at least partially prepared.
Haters gonna hate.
Yet, we don’t make noise by being still.
Every major movement in the history of all histories endured great opposition. It takes guts to speak up and have your voice heard.
I leave you with this: What do you have to say? If not you, then who?
Kat Hurley is a transformational author, speaker and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo.