Emma Watson Launches a Feminist Book Club

By Maryann Yin Comment

Emma WatsonEmma Watson has decided to launch a feminist book club. The actress and United Nations women goodwill ambassador posted a message on Twitter asking for help on figuring out a name for it.

Here’s more from The Guardian: “After suggestions including ‘Wats Up Fems’, ‘Watson Your Shelf’ and ‘Hermione’s Army’, Watson announced today that she ‘absolutely loved’ Twitter user @emilyfabb’s suggestion: ‘Our Shared Shelf’ and foreshadowed further information about the book club was still to come. Twitter’s response has been enthusiastic: alongside punters, retired American footballer Abby Wambach, actor Sophia Bush, and singer Kate Voegele have all tweeted they would take part in the club, with Watson agreeing to ask Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and singer Taylor Swift to join in.”

Watson already has an idea for the inaugural title of this book club: Gloria Steinem’s memoir My Life On the Road. At this point in time, she has not yet confirmed the selection. Steinem herself tweeted back at Watson, Bush, and Wamback with this proposition: “After we do this digitally we’ll have to do this in person!”

Click on this link to listen to Watson’s HeForShe campaign speech. (via USA Today)

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