Tuesday, 7 March 2017

#titgate | Womens Week

You've all seen it on the internet...the world is freaking out about the fact Emma Watson has some bare breast on her Vanity Fair picture. According to some people... that means she can't be a feminist and has double standards. 

“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing." Emma Watson

I agree 100% with Emma, Feminism is about giving women choice. The choice to present themselves to the world how they want to, what careers are viable to them (knowing they will be equal to male counterparts), letting women love who they want to. 

Men who are successful, can also be "sexy" and that doesn't effect how serious they are about their career or as a person. For women this is not the case, still in 2017. This is what feminism is about, women having choice and not be judged or downgraded for choices that are made, in a way men simply are not.

These past few days, are a stark reminder that as a society we are still not in a good place.

Lets not forget that Emma is an advocate for women's rights, she is a UN ambassador, pioneer of the HeForShe campaign and beatboxer (see here).


Sources: The Guardian, picture

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