You go girl! Emma Watson's UN speech gets A-list response


Emma Watson has been praised a "huge inspiration" by Ireland Baldwin.

The 24-year-old actress took to the stage at the UN headquarters in New York on Saturday to deliver a powerful speech on feminism and launch gender equality campaign He For She.

Addressing her audience, the star invited men to join the fight against sexism and spoke of her own experiences, including being branded "bossy" as a child when she wanted to direct a school play. Hordes of fellow A-listers have taken to Twitter to show they are backing Emma up in her fight. "@EmWatson is so brilliant. huge inspiration for our generation (sic)," model Ireland wrote on her page.  

  "Powerful @EmWatson #HeForShe (sic)," Kate Bosworth simply tweeted.  

Emma referenced the fact many people see feminism as "man hating" and assured the crowd she was encouraging both genders to work together to fight inequality.

Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek spread the message on his Twitter page.

"Guys, @EmWatson really got it right. Gender equality isn't about taking a side, it's about human dignity for all. It's evolution #HeForShe (sic)," he posted.  

  Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario also agreed with the former Harry Potter star's views. "Yes! If you have not seen Emma Watson's speech to the UN introducing the #heforshe movement, reclaiming "feminism" as an inclusive and supportive term that is beneficial for BOTH men and women and the extension of the formal invitation to all men to get involved in the conversation that can and will change the way all human beings relate to each other..." she encouraged in an Instagram post. "Do not wait another second. Watch it now. There are too many painful truths to ignore. Gender inequality hurts MEN AND WOMEN and the slow but necessary March towards equality is the only way to truly evolve in our humanity. (sic)"

Emma has launched the He For She website, where her campaign can be supported by signing up with an email address.

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