艾玛·沃特森联合国女权主义演讲(中英文)

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  “出任“联合国妇女亲善大使”的艾玛·沃特森,在联合国和秘书长潘基文等一起出席促进性别平等的活动“HE FOR SHE (他为她)”,并发表了12分钟的演讲,呼吁男女平等,男性也该参与,不要置身事外。下面我们一起看看她的精彩演讲吧。

  艾玛 · 沃特森联合国演讲稿英文:

  Today we are launching a campaign called “He For She.”

  I am reaching out to you because I need your help. We want to end gender inequality—and to do that we need everyone to be involved.

  This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN: we want to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality. And we don’t just want to talk about it, but make sure it is tangible.

  I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.

  For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”

  I started questioning gender-based assumptions when ateight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct theplays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

  When at 14 I started being sexualized by certainelements of the press.

  When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out oftheir 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. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word.

  Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and,unattractive.

  Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?

  I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men. But sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights.

  No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality.

  These rights I consider to be human rights but I am one of the lucky ones. My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. My mentors didn’t assume I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day. These influencers were the gender equality ambassadors that made who I am today. They may not know it, but they are the inadvertent feminists who are. And we need more of those. And if you still hate the word—it is not the word that is important but the idea and the ambition behind it. Because not all women have been afforded the same rights that I have. In fact, statistically, very few have been.

  In 1997, Hilary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly many of the things she wanted to change are still a reality today.

  But what stood out for me the most was that only 30 per cent of her audience were male. How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?

  Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.

  Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as aparent being valued less by society despite my needing his presence as a child as much as my mother’s.

  I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less “macho”—in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile andinsecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either.

  We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.

  If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to beaccepted women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have tocontrol, women won’t have to be controlled.