ICYMI: 15-Year-Old Boy Writes Letter About Emma Watson's Speech

Draw your inspiration from this young man's letter and make your stand, too!
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Sep 29, 2014
PHOTO Sunday Telegraph via Twitter (@NicholasPegg)/United Nations Women
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United Nations Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson's inspiring speech about feminism and the #HeForShe campaign, a movement on ending gender inequality together with men from all over the world, recently went viral.

Maybe, like us, you have also read all sorts of reactions to it—from heartbreaking ones to moving ones. But let's all focus on the latter, like 15-year-old Ed Holtom's moving letter to the Sunday Telegraph, which is getting all the attention it deserves.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Ed revealed that some parts of the letter were cut, so he sent the entire thing to the website for us to read and draw inspiration from. You can read his letter here.

"We must stop pressuring each other to fit with this stereotype which more often than not leaves us feeling repressed and unable to express ourselves," Ed concludes in his letter. "And most of all, if we really want equality, we need to stop caring. Stop caring about gender, stop caring about another person's sexual preference, stop caring about how far someone fits in with the stereotype and stop caring, most of all, about how much we fit this stereotype, we must not let gender define us."

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Make your stand to end gender inequality now. Discuss the campaign with your friends and show your support, just like some of your fave celebs. Let us all work together to make this world a better place for everyone to live in.

What do you think about Ed's letter, Candy Girls? Sound off in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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