Glad that Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai calls herself a feminist? You have actor Emma Watson to thank.
The 18-year-old Pakistani human rights activist met Watson at the premier of the documentary 'He Named Me Malala' and told the actor that her speech at a UN conference last year convinced her to describe herself as a feminist, according to a report in The Guardian.
Malala, a Nobel peace prize winner, said she initially thought feminism was a “tricky word” but now believed everyone should be a feminist, the report adds.
Malala was referring to a speech made by Watson as a UN global goodwill ambassador for women, encouraging people to speak up for women’s rights.
The 18-year-old was shot in the head three years ago in 2012, for speaking out against the Taliban and its ban on female education.
In 2014, Malala became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing it with Indian Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
Malala has been living in Birmingham in England with her family since and continuing her education there.
Posting a video of the interview on her Facebook page Emma Watson wrote "Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent. That might sound obvious but I was struck by this even more in person.....Malala isn't messing around or mincing her words (one of the many reasons I love her). She has the strength of her convictions coupled with the kind of determination I rarely encounter. And lastly, she has a sense of peace around her. I leave this for last because it is perhaps the most important. Maybe as a result of what she has been through? I personally think it is just who she is."
Watch the video here.