Emma Watson

Freedom Is Trending: From Fashion to Gender Equality

Carolyn Lawrence | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Impact
Carolyn Lawrence

I am no stranger to the search for freedom. I've always been drawn to the open road and I feel inspired by leadership roles and risk in the unknown. And since I'm confessing, I have also been known to resist conformity -- a throwback to school uniforms in my early years, I'm sure. But recently I've been noticing a trend; the word freedom is appearing in unexpected and inspiring places. Is this the theme of a generation of women who will right the ship?

We Should be Critical, But Not Dismissive of Emma Watson's UN Campaign

Neha Chandrachud | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Neha Chandrachud

It's important to note that despite my appreciation for Watson's UN campaign, I believe much of the criticism she's faced has been warranted. Liberal white feminism tends to cling to these seemingly iconic moments in which feminism briefly becomes more palatable, more easily sold to the masses. Men shouldn't care about feminism because it may improve things for them. They should care about feminism because it will improve things for women.

Nude Photos Would Be Less Threatening If They Weren't 'Shameful'

Sarah Teitel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Teitel

When we assume that a woman's psyche or image will be profoundly damaged if pictures of her naked body are leaked (and we do, when such "leaks" are likened to rape, as they have been customarily in the media of late) we ascribe to that woman a shame that may or may not be hers.

4Chan Can't Drag Gender Equality Back to the Stone Age

Lauren Messervey | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

Saying that nude photos of Emma Watson will destroy her credibility as a feminist is like saying that Communism can be stopped if you only choose not to share any of your things with other people. Resistance is futile. The more you push for the world to stay the same, the faster it throws you a curve ball. Shape up, or ship out, sailors. Gender equality is not going to join you in the Neolithic period. So the next time you take to the internet to express your hilarious opinions, consider reading a book.

You Can't Threaten Feminism By Leaking Nude Photos

Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Rebecca Zamon

If you search "Emma Watson UN" on Google, the first results that show up have to do with one story and one story only -- the community-based site 4chan's supposed threats of leaking naked pictures of the actress. Commenters on the thread have specifically called out Watson's speech as a reason. The message here seems pretty clear: you shoot your mouth off about being equal, and we'll show you how easily we can lay open your most intimate secrets, objectifying your naked body at our will. But here's the problem with that logic. Being naked in a photo doesn't make any woman -- or man, for that matter -- less of a feminist.

The Annoying Comment I Got When I Posted Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech

Brett Caron | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Brett Caron

Like so many other people inspired by Emma Watson's impassioned speech in her new capacity as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, I shared it to Facebook. Like so many other posts on Facebook and elsewhere calling for attention to women's rights, it almost immediately received a comment from someone who took umbrage with the message.

WATCH: Emma Watson's Feminist Speech Meant Specifically For Men

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living

Actress Emma Watson has an idea about how feminism can change the world. "How can we affect change in the world, when only half of it is invited t...

Like. A. Boss.

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Style

Who run the world? Beyonce Emma Watson! On Saturday, "The Bling Ring" star attended the HeForShe campaign held at the United Nations in New York Ci...

Emma Watson's Daring Outfit

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Style

We've seen a lot of gorgeous looks at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris (ahem, Jennifer Lawrence) but Emma Watson's latest chic look takes the prove...

What's More Impressive: Graduating From Hogwarts Or Brown?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living

Emma Watson, best known for her role in the Harry Potter movie franchises (among others), graduated from Brown University this weekend, and her excite...

This GIF Of Emma Watson Becoming Sofia Vergara Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Style

This will haunt your dreams. This GIF of Sofia Vergara taking off her Emma Watson mask is actually a digital reworking of an equally unsettling...

Emma Watson Reveals A Lotta Leg

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Style

Emma Watson is a total stunner! "The Bling Ring" star attended the London "Noah" premiere on Monday wearing a showstopping white dress that feature...

Emma Watson's Most Glam Look Yet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Style

The Emma Watson style express keeps on chugging! Our favourite "Harry Potter" alum (sorry Voldemort) stepped out at the "Noah" New York premiere on...

Emma Watson's Mature Statement

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Style

Woah, Emma Watson! Lately, the "Harry Potter" actress has been growing up – style wise, that is –right in front of our eyes. The Brit attend...

Emma Watson's Sultry Look

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Style

Emma Watson seems to be going through a bit of a makeover- and we love it! First, the "Harry Potter" actress stunned on the latest issue of Elle ma...

Half Dress, Half Pants!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style

Let's give it up to Emma Watson for having the most surprising look of the night at the 2014 Golden Globes! The "Harry Potter" star shook things up...

Hermione Reunites With Her Maker

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Style

It's a "Harry Potter" reunion! Emma Watson a.k.a. Hermione Granger met up with "Potter" creator J.K. Rowling over the weekend and took such a cute ...

Emma And Sandra Wear Matching Outfits

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Style

Someone's stylist messed up! Emma Watson and Sandra Bullock showed up at the "Gravity" red carpet premiere on Tuesday in New York wearing very simi...

S'Long, Hermione!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Style

Emma Watson just can't put enough space between her and her "Harry Potter" character, Hermione Granger. The 23-year-old brought her style A game to...

Emma Watson's Such A Nerd

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Style

Every week we choose an accessory we've spotted on a celebrity which we're obsessing over. Last Week: Jennifer Aniston's leather belt This Week:...

How Emma Watson Got Her Trashy Girl Look

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Style

Emma Watson isn't a Valley Girl but the "Harry Potter" star plays one in the new movie "The Bling Ring" which follows a crew of bored, rich teens who ...

LOOK: Emma Watson's Chic Hair

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Style

Emma Watson is quickly becoming a style icon in her own right and her new faux bob is propelling her to the pages of Vogue's Best Dressed list. The...

Emma Watson's Ear Bling

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Style

What better way to promote a film called "The Bling Ring" than to wear sparkly jewelry? That's exactly what "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson did at ...

Emma Watson's Dress Disaster

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada Style

Emma Watson's dress has a case of Anne Hathaway nipples! After arriving in Cannes wearing a white sporty mini, the "Harry Potter" star attended a p...

Emma Watson Is Definitely Not Hermione

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Style

That's not Hermione Granger! "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson landed at Nice Airport in France on May 14 for the Cannes Film Festival, looking nothi...