Actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson inspired female education activist and the Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to call herself a feminist, in an interview. Read on to know more details.
According to INDEPENDENT, Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality inspired Malala Yousafzai to call herself a feminist.
In the interview at the Into Film Festival on November 4, Emma and Yousafzai discussed about the Pakistani activist’s new documentary film “He Named Me Malala,” as a means to promote the film. Yousafzai admitted to Watson that she did not identify as a feminist until watching the actress’ speech on gender equality, during the interview.
Yousafzai also added that the word “feminism” has been a “tricky word” for her until she watched Watson’s “September 2014 #HeForShe speech.” She further said that the actress’ speech that “called on men to support gender equality,” inspired her to embrace the word “feminism.” The inspired activist finally decided to call herself a “feminist” and thanked Watson.
Based on a report from npr, Watson tweeted that she was honored to interview Yousafzai. The actress even posted about the interview in her Facebook account. She revealed that she wanted to ask Yousafzai whether she was a feminist, during the interview. The actress further added that she was shocked when Yousafzai raised the question during “one of her own answers and identified herself” as a “feminist.”
The video focusing the pair’s interview went viral over the internet with 4 million views in just two days, reported the source.
The 18-year-old Yousafzai survived a Taliban attack during 2012 for insisting equal rights to the education for girls and boys. She then became a female education campaigner and has won the youngest-ever Nobel Prize.
Watch the interesting video featuring the interview between Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai given below:
Photo Source: Facebook/Emma Watson