6 Feminist Dudes We Would Love Emma Watson to Date
With feminism at the forefront, we’re flooded with support from many male stars showing their solidarity—especially for the beloved, equality-driven, intelligent, beautiful, and talented Brown alum, Emma Watson. After she squashed the rumors about her and Prince Harry canoodling, we decided to take her dating matters into our own hands. Here are a few solid suggestions for eligible suitors that share her priorities and ideals.
1. Harry Styles: Harry and Hermione? I mean, come on. Other than being one of the most attractive men on the planet (he’s 21, does that count as a man?), he was one of the first well-known hotties to publicly support Emma’s #HeforShe campaign (swoon). The One Direction star has shown his loyalty to the fight for equality several times. He presented Emma with the British Style Award earlier this year and literally whispered “He for She” in her ear as he handed it to her. How could he not be #1 on the list?
2. Ryan Gosling: We really just need to write his name as justification. But we will explain. The rumored-to-be newly single actor supported the portrayal of female sexuality and condemned the behavior of the media. Just think of it this way: Hey Girl, “It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self.” (Note: This is something he actually said.) Picture them reading, drinking tea, and having long thoughtful conversations about female impressionist painters.
3. Jared Leto: I present you with the multi-talented actor and frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars. Jared Leto showed his support on Instagram with “@emwatson is an inspiration for taking a stand and sparking a worthy debate. HeForShe.” In an interview at Cannes Lions after playing a transgender character in Dallas Buyers Club, Leto spoke of how his single mother taught him to appreciate women’s issues. He also enlightened the crowd about his personal experience with femininity: “I’ve worn the heels, I’ve put on the tights and everything else, so I feel your pain ladies.” Pro: He pulls off ombre better than any lady, and she would definitely be able to share hair products with him.
4. Douglas Booth: British, supportive of feminism, and ungodly handsome with the most perfect jaw, Douglas Booth sported one of the “This is what a feminist looks like” tees in support of the ELLE UK campaign. He also tweeted, “I am a passionate supporter of gender equality. @EmWatson @HeforShe @UN_Women.”
5. Tom Hiddleston: Not only did Loki from The Avengers tweet a beautiful, handwritten #HeforSHE picture where his blue eyes are staring directly into our soul, but he said, “@EmWatson you are impeccable & extraordinary. I stand with you. I believe in gender equality. #heforshe.” He then took his support a step further by quoting Emma’s tear-jerkingly amazing UN Speech: “Both men & women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men & women should feel free to be strong.” He also looked like a modern day superman trying to bust out of his “This is what a feminist looks like” t-shirt. We approve.
6. Matthew Lewis (AKA Neville Longbottom): Emma’s Harry Potter co-star, who has grow up quite well if we do say so ourselves, showed his support for Emma’s campaign with a very thoughtful tweet: “So proud of @EmWatson. From the girl I grew up with to the inspirational woman she is today. I’m with you. #heforshe.” Perhaps they could incindio some old romance (note: we’re aware that Neville and Hermione had no romantic involvement).
Now my dear Ms. Watson, feel free to choose from this list of fine young men. We think that any of these lads would make a great partner to accompany you on your future endeavors. We have no doubt that you’ll continue to run the world and become the next queen of England. Thank you for lighting a fire under this extremely important issue. All the love to you and the man behind the amazing woman.
Who’s your dream suitor for the lovely Emma Watson? Share with us in the comments below.
This was originally published on LevoLeague by Molly Russell
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com