English 102 Section 1025
March 9th, 2015
Analysis and Evaluation: Emma Watson Address
Emma Watson is an aspiring leader for the feminist community with no signs of slowing down. All Watson wants is for men to believe in the definition of feminism and that one day men and women will truly be seen as equal counterparts politically, economically, and socially. Although her intent is well-meant; her movement “HeForShe”, along with her address was flawed in many ways.
Watson starts off her address by saying “We want to end gender inequality-and to do that we need everyone to be involved.” (Warren) but from there on she only talks about men. Watson ...view middle of the document...
” (Young). With gender equality; possibly more men would obtain custody, and interpersonal communication suggests that women in general are more emotional. With emotional stress comes with the increased probability of psychological or physical damage.
Watson says “I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body.”(Warren). How is it fair or equal that the actions of two people, in regards to pregnancy, create a child yet the woman should have the final say on the outcome on both of the individual’s lives? Not having a child due to the selfishness of unwanted responsibility is wrong but wanting to have a child in an unsuitable environment with financial uncertainties is just as selfish. This debate can go back and forth forever but the fact is that both parties should have a say in the matter.
Watson states illogical statistics such as “…the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49…” (Warren). That statistic has no correlation to men facing gender inequality. Watson later goes on to say “Because the reality is that if we do nothing it will take 75 years, or me to be nearly a hundred before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work.” (Warren). Where are the sources or statistical evidence to support that statistic? Her next statistic of “15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children.” (Warren). Is she talking about teenage marriage because this statistic...