So here’s the upshot. Emma Watson, who is starring in the upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast, posed for some semi-topless pics for Vanity Fair or one of those magazines. And some feminist types criticized her for posing for such pics because she’s a feminist. But clearly, those feminists who criticized Hermione for not being feministy enough don’t understand feminism. Got that?
When Emma Watson was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair, with an accompanying spread that sees her braless with a cutout top, she got a fair bit of criticism online from all sides. And while the star of Beauty and the Beast had not responded before, she recently did on a press junket interview for the new film. “Is there a controversy about this?” she asked sarcastically.
“It just always reveals to me of how many misconceptions and misunderstandings there [are] about what feminism is,” the 26-year old told the BBC about the reaction to the Tim Walker photograph. “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.”
So you see, you Neanderthal, that you can’t do anything wrong as a feminist. It’s all about having the choice to do what you want. So therefore feminists can’t make a wrong decision.
Except one. You can be pro-life. That’ll get you kicked out of the club right quick.