9 of Emma Watson's Best Feminist Quotes on Everything From Gender Norms to Hermione Granger

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that Emma Watson has seamlessly become a powerful face of feminism. Her career-making role as the Harry Potter franchise's resident badass feminist, Hermione Granger, was the earliest sign that Watson was headed for greatness. So, it came as no surprise to me when the actress (and one of my personal role models and dream BFFs) was named a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women or that, on Saturday, Emma Watson gave a powerhouse speech about her HeforShe Campaign. Because, well, this wasn't her first time at the feminist rodeo.

Watson's identified as a feminist for a long time and she's not afraid to say it. And when she took to the U.N. floor, she was confident in what she had to say. What makes it all the more powerful that she's a high-profile young woman in Hollywood with such clear, concise, and strong opinions to contribute to the conversation about feminism, gender equality, and how the world should tackle the issues surrounding these ideas. I could go on praising Emma Watson all day for these powerful quotes from her speech and just for being an awesome human being. But instead, here are nine of Watson's best feminist quotes because she's been speaking the truth since before her amazing speech.

When She Was Real About Feminism & Romance

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In her Vogue 2011 interview:

When She Responded To The Current Celebrity Nude Photo Scandal

On Defying Gender Norms

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While on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 press tour:

When She Compared Herself to Hermione Granger

Also while doing press for Deathly Hallows : Part 2 in 2011:

This Tweet On Gender Equality

When She Challenged Beyoncé's Feminism

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Discussing feminism and Beyoncé with Tavi Gevinson for Wonderland Mag:

When She DGAF About What Men Thought About Her Hair

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To Glamour for her cover story in 2012:

Her Response To This Potter Fan

On What The Important Part Of Feminism Is

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During her HeForShe speech:

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