10848700_810943462275302_3125570514602829653_o A Mighty Girl Words of wisdom from newly minted Academy Award winner and nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend! In her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador, actress Emma Watson has spoken widely about a new solidarity campaign called He For She focused on encouraging men to stand-up in addressing inequality and discrimination faced by girls and women. In a speech in September announcing the campaign, she observed, “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.'" She went on to urge men "to step forward, to be seen to speak up, to be the he for she. And to ask yourself if not me, who, if not now when.” Thanks to men like John Legend for speaking up on behalf of women's rights! For stories of both real-life and fictional girls and women confronting gender discrimination and prejudice, visit our "Gender Discrimination" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/…/soci…/prejudice-discrimination… For books for children and teens about female trailblazers from around the world who have broken down barriers for women, visit our "Role Models Biography" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography Thanks to HuffPost Women for sharing this wonderful quote! So important, I thought I would share. Great words for all of us! Dr. MAC 

Written by Mari Ann Callais

I am an educator, speaker, facilitator and consultant. I have been working with organizations and college campuses for more than 25 years. I believe in the power of the individual to change the world around them and I work to empower those to live values based lives.

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