10 Reasons Why Emma Watson Is the New Feminist Icon

Over the years, actress Emma Watson has won praise for her performances as well as her fashion sense. But it’s her latest turn as a champion for gender equality that has been perhaps her biggest achievement. Emma captured the world’s attention back in September 2014 with a stirring speech kicking off the HeForShe campaign, which encourages men and boys to be advocates for girls and women worldwide. That was only the beginning, though. Since that watershed moment, Emma has traveled the globe speaking out about empowering women and banishing gender stereotypes, proving just how dedicated she is to the cause. Here are the top 10 reasons the star is officially the new face of feminism.