emccwatson

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

lostindaydreams-gemz

lostindaydreams-gemz:

Nazi salutes next to George Square war memorial, burning of the Saltire, people who voted against independence firing fireworks at people who voted for it, smoke bombs, and the worst of all was two young adults that have been stabbed, one young man in the head because he was wearing a yes badge and a young woman for voting for independence. 
There is also a video on vine of a young woman wrapped in her Saltire flag, proudly showing she is Scottish and in the video it’s ripped off her by union jack wearing animals! 
I’ve made this post because I want to make it absolutely clear that these acts are the acts of the NO supporters, the people who voted for independence wanted to grieve in peace with our own people and it was ruined. I’ve never been more dissapointed or ashamed of my own country!

sharminda-hoon

sharminda-hoon:

Of course the BBC have no news or coverage of what is happening in Glasgow right now. They got their no vote; they don’t care any more.

Glasgow, a yes city, is being plagued by violent pro-unionists who are wrecking havoc. Children are caught up in these!

I’m not saying that these bigots…

wander-to-the-stars-above

wander-to-the-stars-above:

The most maddening thing out of all of this is that scotland is getting the blame. Seriously, if you aren’t in scotland right now and think its funny to state how the english goverment have done nothing wrong, or think you’ll try to defend your precious government seriously..and I mean seriously….