13 Of The Best Quotes From Emma Watson’s Interview With Feminist Author Gloria Steinem

Everything from her eyebrows to the sex sites she uses, and how like Hermione she truly is.

Last month Emma Watson revealed she’s starting a feminist book club. And one of the first books she chose was Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road.

Gloria Steinem is a women’s rights activist, a writer, lecturer, editor, and renowned feminist.

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It turns out the pair are actually fans of each other and on Wednesday night they sat down for an inspiring discussion during an event in London.

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Let’s get one thing straight – there was a lot of attention on things like the fact Emma debuted new ombré hair for the talk.

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And that she admitted to subscribing to (and recommended) a sexual pleasure website.

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This quote got a lot of attention.

But she also had a lot of important issues to debate and open up about…

1. Like why she started her He for She campaign in the first place.

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2. On how many women have died for just being female.

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3. She opened up about how even she gets affected by nerves.

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4. OK, so she did also mention Harry Potter. And finally admitted that she truly is like Hermione in real life.

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5. She discussed her insecurities growing up as a child. And the best advice her mother gave her.

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6. And how troubling it is how deep body worries run for women.

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Steinem added during this point: “Our bodies are instruments not ornaments. We should celebrate our different shapes and sizes, our caesarean scars and all the other beautiful imperfections that make us who we are. I hope every woman in this room goes home tonight, looks in the mirror, and says, ‘Yes, this is fan-fucking-tastic!’” Amen to that.

7. Emma revealed how she loves acting, but how it means even more to her to be talking in public as herself.

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8. And how to be a good friend when someone is in a bad situation.

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9. Gloria also had this to say on starting a family.

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10. And this on patriarchy.

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11. This was her response when Emma asked her if the word feminism needs to be changed.

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12. And this is what she had to say about women and sport.

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13. But this was possibly the best advice of all.

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And it seems Emma thoroughly enjoyed the chat.

It was such an honour to interview @GloriaSteinem on Wednesday! #MyLifeOnTheRoad #OurSharedShelf

— Emma Watson (@EmWatson)

As did we.

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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