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Emma Watson looking for a name for her feminist book club

Published 06/01/2016

Emma Watson is setting up a feminist book club
Emma Watson is setting up a feminist book club

Emma Watson says she wants to start a feminist book club but is struggling to come up with a name.

The British actress, who was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July 2014, has turned to her 20.4 million Twitter followers for help.

The 25-year-old tweeted: "Hi Team, I want to start a feminist book club but so far have only brainstormed 'Feminist Book Club' and 'Emma Watson Book Club'."

"I am almost certain there is a more inspiring name out there.... Does anyone have any thoughts ?! #Emma'sBookClub"

Thousands of people re-tweeted, liked and replied to Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, with suggestions with the hashtag #Emma'sBookClub.

Daily Dot deputy morning editor Eric Geller suggested Watson Your Bookshelf.

Other suggestions from Twitter users included Sisterhood Of Prose, Femmanist book club and Read For She.

As well as many people wanting to join the club, user @americasingwr suggested Watson invite Harry Potter author JK Rowling to join.

She replied: "Definitely going to do that".

Watson, who has also starred in My Week With Marilyn, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and The Bling Ring, was appointed by UN Women to advocate its HeForShe campaign promoting gender equality.

She made a speech at a HeForShe event in New York in September 2014 where she stated "I'm a feminist" and told the audience "gender equality is your issue too".

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired to call herself a feminist by Watson's stirring words.

UN Women said it chose Watson for the role partly because she was already involved in the promotion of girls' education having visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts.

Watson also recently gave her seal of approval - on Twitter - for the decision to cast black actress Noma Dumerzweni as Hermione for the upcoming stage show Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

She tweeted: "Can't wait to see Noma Dumezweni as Hermione on stage this year."

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