Those still plugged-in to the hellish 24-hour news cycle were subject to the praise and adulation by the media this week of one Emma Watson (a.k.a Hermione Granger), who made an ‘uplifting and inspiring’ speech to the UN Womens’ Conference to kick off the ‘HeforShe’ campaign, which seeks to rope hapless men into supporting the delusional egalitarianism that will liberate humanity from biology forever.
I watched the speech in full, and it was hard not to enjoy it, despite the stupidity of her message. She is good actress, and her polite, reserved, upper-middle class Britishness is a welcome refreshment from the way most girls carry themselves publicly. The straining earnestness that came across while parroting femspeak betrayed her young, innocent-flavoured sexual allure. It takes some skill to pull that off, and predictably, the full-blown hags were none too pleased.
In her own words:
You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make it better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel it is my responsibility to say something. Statesman Edmund Burke said all that is need for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.
Inspiring indeed. Her ascent from girl heroine child-actor of the world’s biggest commercial fiction franchise to UN ‘Ambassador for Women’ has been a tough act from the get-go, whatwith the Hollywood pool-parties, multimillion dollar paycheques and celebrity status giving her a unique insight into women’s issues and the pervasive sexism that still haunts women around the world. It’s only logical that she should step-up to the plate and take up the good fight against evil itself. Minds wander to the possibilities this nubile Ambassador of the female species may bring in her new capacity as negotiator with the mean men of the world.