“She makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online,”
WHAT THE LITERAL GODDAMM HELLHOLE HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING IN.
I watched Emma’s speech yesterday and it was beautiful. It was well-written, it was well-delivered, it was moving and I thought that with her sphere of influence over both males and females of the younger generation, it would help bring about some change. It is disturbing to see that certain people watch these speeches with the pre-determined mission of bashing any woman who tries to stand up for their rights. Emma Watson specifically speaks about how feminism fights for BOTH genders, how gender should be seen on a spectrum instead of as two extremes, how EVERYONE will benefit from gender equality. It’s about basic human rights like freedom, privacy, and ownership of your own body, which I thought might resonate with those who see feminism as “not my problem”. There have been rousing speeches on feminism before, but the reason I had (and still have) such hopes for Watson’s campaign is because she is the “Harry Potter girl.” She has the potential to reach so many people. If only they would listen.
If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist. It is not “just a joke.” You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women. You are not helping, you are not making satire. You are just being misogynist.