When Two Feminists Meet: Emma Watson Interviews Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai Emma Watson

What happens when two feminist women meet? An outburst of feminist ideas and some strong perspectives are laid out in the discussion. Emma Watson, who is the a UN global goodwill ambassador for women interviewed Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at the advent of the documentary release ‘He named me Malala’.

Emma Watson released the video of the interview on her social media channels and it has caused a stir across the globe.

Malala is 18 years old, originally a Pakistan citizen who is currently residing in Birmingham. She started her education for girls movement in Pakistan in 2009. She was shot in the head in October 2012 for raising her voice against the Taliban and its ban on female education. Since then she is staying in Birmingham.

When asked about Feminism, Malala stated that initially she was confused whether she thought herself to be a feminist or not. But Emma Watson’s speech at the UN made her take a firm decision on feminism. Today Malala calls herself a feminist and proudly proclaims feminism is equality.

Malala Yousafzai pointed out that people ask her what else do you want to achieve, you have a Nobel prize, a book is released in your name and now a movie too. But her real goal will be accomplished when she materializes her dream of education for 66 million girls all over the world who are still not allowed to go to school.

Such intense are Malala’s feelings for women education and she is doing her every bit via her foundation called The Malala Fund.

Let us hope these two women help us reach the goal for education for all.




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