Emma Watson has been a feminist since she was 18

In Emma’s speech in a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign she said that when she saw multiple forms of gender discrimination throughout her childhood by the time she was 18 ‘I decided I was a feminist’.

ENGLISH SPEECH | EMMA WATSON: Gender Equality (English Subtitles) - YouTube

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(1:20) When at 14 I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media. When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams because they didn’t want to appear muscly. When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings. I decided I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me.’

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