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Emma Watson Faulted on Feminist UN Speech by Unlikely Critic (video)

Emma Watson gave a moving speech at the HeForShe UN campaign in New York in September. Now she's being criticized for it by actress Maisie Williams. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Emma Watson gave a moving speech at the HeForShe UN campaign in New York in September. Now she’s being criticized for it by actress Maisie Williams. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Emma Watson was widely praised for her courageous speech on feminism at the United Nations in September, but “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams had a few problems with it in a new interview.

Williams, who is a mere 17, probably views the 24-year-old Harry Potter actress as a bit out of touch.

She told the UK’s Guardian newspaper that she doesn’t really identify with what she called Emma’s “first-world feminism.”

“A lot of what Emma Watson spoke about, I just think, “that doesn’t bother me,”, she the actress, who plays Arya Stark, a member of one of the ruling families of the seven kingdoms on the show.

The paper described her as being “impatient” with Emma’s views on the subject.

“I know things aren’t perfect for women in the UK and in America, but there are women in the rest of the world who have it far worse,” she explained.

At the time Watson gave her speech, Maisie was all for it. “@EmWatson thank you. #HeForShe,” she Tweeted.

Whatever its shortcomings, Watson’s speech echoed around the world, both because of its message and her passionate delivery.

“The more I’ve spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hatting,” she said. “If there is one thing I know for certain, this has to stop.”

“I started questioning gender-based assumptions a long time ago, when I was 8,” she added. “I was accused of being bossy, because I wanted to direct the plays that we put on.”

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