Emma Watson and Malala Had a Mind-Blowing Talk, and It's Required Viewing for Any Feminist

Especially the part where Emma Watson freaks out.

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On November 4, 2015, Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai sat, like, two feet away from each other. That along would be news, but they talked! About Yousafzai's documentary and equality and education and feminism and how annoying their brothers can be! AND IT WAS GLORIOUS. *expires from overexposure to glory* *resurrects self to finish this story*

In a Facebook post every bit as starry-eyed as this article (deal with it), Watson commends Yousafzai for her determination and recalls a pivotal moment from the conversation, which she never expected to happen.

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"To give you some background, I had initially planned to ask Malala whether or not she was a feminist but then researched to see whether she had used this word to describe herself," Watson wrote. "Having seen that she hadn't, I decided to take the question out before the day of our interview. To my utter shock Malala put the question back into one of her own answers and identified herself. Maybe feminist isn't the easiest word to use...But she did it ANYWAY. You can probably see in the interview how I felt about this."

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Ahem. It is very gratifying to see not only these two brilliant young women discussing their advocacy but also the public's response to their work. (Almost 28,000 shares and the highest nice-to-mean comment ratio I've ever seen on something not related to baby animals.) Please watch the full interview/join us in flailing below. Thank you. 

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