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[–]neku 11 points12 points ago

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have you ever considered that female celebrities claim not to be feminists/push a watered down version of feminism because it’s fucking unsafe for them to admit to anything else?

While this is relevant for people who are not millionaires I don't think this really applies lol. The rich have class interests and this is reflected in everything they do. They won't push feminism that leads to actual liberation of women because the oppression of women is deeply embedded within the system that gave them their wealth + power.

emma watson gave the most watered down, man friendly speech on feminism i've ever seen in my life and men threatened to leak nudes of her and attack her so

Jennifer Lawrence didn't do shit and her nudes got leaked. Female celebrities don't get their nudes stolen and published because they're outspoken on matters of feminism, they get their nudes stolen and published because they're women living in a patriarchal world

So is it possible for celebrities to talk about serious feminism issues in public?

I don't see why celebrities should be discouraged from talking about feminism and women's issues in public. But that isn't the point that people are trying to make about the Emma Watson speech at all, it's this: Why is a rich white celebrity actress representing the UN on these issues and not, idunno, bell hooks or judith butler or any actual feminist academic? I mean, it's not necessarily a horrible thing that rich people are using their social reach to push feminist ideals it's just that they will push feminist ideals which appeal to their class interests.

that's just my thoughts on it tho *shurg* Sorry for my disjointed writign lol

Heres another commentary on Watson's speech which i thuoght was insightful http://nekukuku.tumblr.com/post/98213536194/transanalogyhoppip-had-some-thoughts-abt-emma

[–]MTBDude[S] 5 points6 points ago

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thanks. I like it. I guess I was trying to see if I could justify my views.

also

Jennifer Lawrence didn't do shit and her nudes got leaked. Female celebrities don't get their nudes stolen and published because they're outspoken on matters of feminism, they get their nudes stolen and published because they're women living in a patriarchal world

I wanted to say that, but didn't want it to sound victim blamey