Emma Watson is a proud, card-carrying feminist

Donna Freydkin
Actress Emma Watson attends the UN Women's "HeForShe" VIP After Party at The Peninsula Hotel on September 20, 2014 in New York City.

Preach, Hermione Granger!

Unlike other female celebs who are leery of using the word to describe themselves (like Kelly Clarkson, for example), Emma Watson has no problem with the word feminist.

In fact, she's proudly one. So there.

The star of the Harry Potter franchise is now a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador.

"The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating," she said. "If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop."

"For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes," she said in a speech in New York over the weekend.

The Brown University graduate went one better.

"Why has the word become such an unpopular one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterpart," Watson said "I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men," she said.

It's tough to argue with that sentiment. See for yourself.