Game of Thrones starlet takes back her support for Emma Watson

10:40 PM EST 12/19/2014 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Calling for equality has been a long social issue which could not be resolve in just one speech, however often good opinions could divide certain people apart. One of these would be Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark in the hit HBO television show, Game of Thrones, as she takes back her support for Emma Watson.

However, though she had supported Watson initially, the 17 year old actress shared in an interview with The Guardian that she sees herself as a feminist and shared that she would prefer to campaign for other issues such as anti-bullying and breast cancer. "There are creepy things that people say online that I shouldn't have to read but there are bigger things going on in other countries." She further expresses her impatience on the first-world feminist movement where she stresses a point that though women are not equal all the time with their male counterparts in the United Kingdom and America, she believes that in other countries women still have it worse.

Last September 20, 24-year-old Watson took the world by storm as she delivered a powerful speech for the campaign HeForShe at the U.N in which it aimed to "galvanize as many men and boys to be advocates for change" to address the issue on gender equality. Her speech resulted to a standing ovation and a series of positive feedbacks lauding her.


Watson shared that though she have been pointed six months before to be the Goodwill Ambassador for U.N Women "the more I've spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop." She further adds that women have the right to be paid the same as men and that it should be a right to make decisions about her own body.

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