Emma Watson is one actress in Hollywood who speaks her mind without abandon. She is a voice for women across the world, also a UN goodwill ambassador. Her support for feminism is a well-known fact.
Emma Watson’s recent photo shoot with Vanity Fair was a reason for another controversy relating to feminism. The Beauty and the Beast actress poses in a braless sheer top. The photo shoot brought criticism Watson’s way and drew attention across the world.
Emma Watson Vanity Fair Photo Shoot Controversy
The debate about representing feminism began when a British broadcaster called out the actress for sexualizing women and talking about feminism. Julia Hartley-Brewer tweet reads, “Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my (t*ts)!”
The radio presenter was trying to suggest that Emma Watson showing off her assets discredits her from talking about equality for women. Owing to the outrage that came her way, she explained further saying that the actress “complains that women are sexualized and then sexualizes herself in her own work. Hypocrisy.”
The Two Divides Of The Issue
As the controversy gathered steam, Emma Watson retorted back saying that feminism isn’t about body parts. In one of the promotion interviews for Beauty And The Beast, she says feminism is about giving women a choice. “Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, about liberation, about equality. It’s not — I really don’t know what my t*ts have to do with it,” says Watson.
The issue refused to die down and discussion were rampant on the media space. Social media quickly picked up on the controversy. Twitter users started sharing pictures with the hashtag #whatfeministswear. Women from across the world shared pictures of what they wear and it soon started trending.
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Emma Watson speaks about feminism not equalling to hating men. She clarifies what feminism means, according to her, it means men and women having equal rights and opportunities. She challenges men and boys to stop gender disparity. The actress has also traveled to Asian countries to promote girls’ education.
Her Vanity Fair interview also speaks about how she used to be scared of words like ‘feminism,’ ‘patriarchy,’ ‘imperialist.’ But the actress fearlessly says that she isn’t scared anymore to use her voice for good.