An interesting take on debates about fame and feminism – this should be of interest to many OSCLGers.
Celebrity feminism is a good thing.
Recently, actress Emma Watson gave one hell of a speech at the United Nations urging equality for women and girls:
Beyonce turned her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards into an opportunity to showcase her political beliefs:
And Taylor Swift’s latest hit, “Shake It Off,” urges women to ignore the sexist things that are said about them:
Let me be honest, I have gotten misty when that song comes on the radio and I realize my daughter, who is a toddler, is sitting in the backseat.
As a feminist activist, I have watched with some dismay how celebrity feminists are torn down on social media, seemingly as sport, within my community. The resentments seem to fall in these general categories:
- She’s not doing anything.
- She’s not saying anything new; she’s just getting credit for it.
- She’s going to coopt feminism and turn it into some commercial enterprise; that’s not…
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