September 22nd, 1994
It’s about sex, love, relationships, careers, a time in your life when everything’s possible. And it’s about friendship because when you’re single and in the city,
your F.R.I.E.N.D.S are your family.
Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign
"You may have a fancy car, and a mahogany purse, or whatever rich people have, but I remember something that you’re trying to forget. You’re a Pawnee girl."
"No, Leslie, I’m not."
The good parts are so good, you’re willing to suffer an unbelievable amount of pain, just to get to them.
We compromised, sometimes in ways that made us not sleep so well. But we did it so that people could be free. This isn’t freedom. This is fear.
Aw, forget it.
dr. danny ‘diamond dan’ castellano in 3x01