Emma Watson takes on feminism and gender equality in UN speech

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Monday, September 22, 2014
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson attends the HeForShe United Nations campaign launch party.

Emma Watson may still be best known as the "Harry Potter girl," but the 24-year-old made waves over the weekend with a powerful speech on feminism and gender at United Nations headquarters.

Watson, who was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, was at the U.N. to launch the "HeForShe" campaign, which aims to enlist men and boys in the fight for gender equality. Watson talked about how gender inequality impacts both men and women and how everyone should play a role in leveling the playing field.

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Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong... It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals," Watson said in her remarks.

After spending the better part of a decade playing Hermione in the "Harry Potter" series, Watson came to the Unites States to attend Brown University and graduated this past spring.

Watson is not the only Hollywood celebrity to attend an Ivy League school. Check out the gallery below to see other successful actresses who graduated from Ivy League schools.