Emma Watson works hard to “create a more equal, inclusive, and accessible form of feminism,” after becoming the Women Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations. The actress has been criticized for her comments related to men and feminism. Read on for more details.
According to MOVIEPILOT, Emma Watson commented that few of the ‘’best feminists” she has met in her life are men, during an interview with The Guardian.
“Some of the best feminists I have encountered are men, like Steve Chbosky who directed me in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and director James Ponsoldt who I am working with at the moment [on The Circle],” stated the actress.
Has the “Harry Potter” actress been praised for her comments about men and feminism? Her remarks have received criticisms and attacks. She was not congratulated for her efforts for creating feminism. Instead, she has been blamed for using “feminism as a tool for seeking male approval.”
In response to the comments, Watson received attacks on Twitter. One of the Twitter users asked her to stop trying to attract male approval using her white feminism, while another user tweeted that Watson is super problematic. Watson’s viewpoints should not be considered as feminism, criticized the third twitter user. Yet another Twitter user wonders why the actress is more concerned about men and male feminists. Overall, Watson has been put under fire for her comments about the “best feminists.”
During her speech as a Goodwill Ambassador, the actress revealed that she has realized that fighting for women rights has some connection with man-hating connotations. News.com.au reported that Watson has worked 17 times with male directors and only two times with female directors. This has been a clear proof of sexism in the film industry. The actress said that she is lucky, as she has always been treated equally.
What do you think about Emma Watson’s efforts, and her comments about men & feminism? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
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