Stop turning celebrities into feminist icons and start turning feminist icons into celebrities.
Woah. Why can’t we do both? When a celebrity (who has an established and far reaching fan base) says something that’s on the right track, go her! We need more celebrities speaking out on feminism, if only to correct misconceptions held about it because they already have a louder voice than we do.
Is what Emma Watson said in any way revolutionary? No, not to those of us who are already feminists anyways. Is she pandering to men? No, she’s asking for more allies, which is always a good thing. She discusses the bare bones of equality for women. She speaks out from her perspective as a very privileged white woman. Given her race and the platform from which she spoke from, what did you expect? Was she being exclusionary? Not intentionally. Again, she was speaking from her perspective, her experiences, her life.
Don’t demonize her for words she didn’t think to say. Don’t tear her down to build other feminists up.
New track just before the Festival!
Shovels & Rope - Evil.
My newest musical obsession ^
#JeanNouvel at dusk 🗽 #newyork #architecture #archdaily #pritzkerprize #iphone6 #instagood👊 can you name the building? (at The High Line)