Emma Watson wants to start a "feminist book club".
To the approval of 22,625 'likes' and over 5,000 retweets, the actress tweeted her intentions on Twitter yesterday (6th January), asking her followers on advice for what to call the new book club.
Hi Team, ❤️ I want to start a feminist book club but so far have only brainstormed 'Feminist Book Club' and 'Emma Watson Book Club'.— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 6, 2016
Author and feminist Bell Hooks, the writer behind Feminism is for Everybody (Pluto Press) and The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (Washington Square Press) was suggested as a potential book club read, which Watson tweeted her approval of. Watson had posted a selfie from meeting Hooks in December.
The actress and activist, 25, was appointed a Women Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations (UN) in July 2014, which has seen her launch the "He for She" campaign at the UN in September 2014 - a solidarity movement for gender equality that strives to "bring together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all”.
Watson asked her 20m Twitter followers for their help in choosing a "more inspiring" name for her book club, who were not short of suggestions. Ideas put forward include "Sisterhood of Prose", "ReadForShe", and "fEMMAnist book club"; while both JK Rowling and Taylor Swift have both been nominated to join as readers by fans.
Watson broke her silence on 2nd January on the decision to cast black actress Noma Dumezwen as Hermione in J.K. Rowling’s new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". She said: "Can't wait to see Noma Dumezweni as Hermione on stage this year. #harrypotterandthecursedchild #2016."