Emma Watson's organization she spoke for's stance: Getting men to help women with their problems.
Emma Watson's speech: Here are some areas where men also have problems.
Whoa. That was powerful. Good for Emma for not buying the baloney that women have it all bad.
While some bloggers are complaining that Watson basically appealed to "the oppressors" to help, there are a few things to be said about that:
1) they are not the oppressors and women have it much better than men in the first world economically, legislatively, and on a food-to-mouth basis (read Esther Vilar's "The Manipulated Man" in case you don't already know this).
2) It's about goddamn time that men KNOW that they have the shorter end of the stick in many, many cases.
What's fantastic is that now on a wide scale, men know they have it bad in some things. What's crazy is that the majority of men have no idea. They automatically see women as these helpless, divine creatures that need their assistance, while the women turn around and say they do not want to be portrayed in the media like that any longer (while continuing to use this facade in order to get what they want anyway such as by expanding the meaning of rape so non-violent rape somehow counts as rape and can put men in jail for deciding badly for her; see feminism).
So hopefully this actually turns into an actual gender equality thing.