October 5, 2014
Emma Watson’s recent feminist speech at the United Nations was awesome, and many people recognized her quality by her content and passion. Others missed the message or thought it better to comment on Ms. Watson’s attire rather than what she articulated.
Not so for teenager, Ed Holtom, a student at an all-boys school in Hertfordshire, England, whose letter to England’s Sunday Telegraph went viral.
Here is a brief excerpt:
“Gender equality and feminism is not about ‘man-hating’ or the idea of ‘female supremacy.’ It is, by definition, the opposite. The definition of feminism is, ‘a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.’ It’s pretty simple really, and if you believe in those things, then you’re a feminist.”
Read the young Mr. Holtom’s letter, both in published and unabridged versions here.
posted by Corbin Lambeth