Reflection #10: Boobs + Emma Watson = Feminism

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What an attention-grabbing title.  I like it.  But, I will be frank about my indifference toward Emma Watson as a feminist icon.  The brand of feminism that she advocates is just so safe, so vanilla, so focused on traditional gender binaries and not inclusive enough of all the people who fall outside of the cis, white, able-bodied, heterosexual feminist standard.  While I do like how this article points out the disparity between a woman’s choice to be sexual and her identity as a feminist, this article is just that– too “woman-centered”.  The author of the article uses the pronoun “we” as if “we” all identify women.  Also, while the author is championing choice (which I like– go choice!), I just want to point out that not every feminist has the same freedom to make choices based on systemic oppressions that they don’t have any control over.  Also, why the heck does the author say, “The choices we make as women do not undermine our loyalty to equality for our gender”?  Why “our” gender?  Why not just equality for gender, sans the “our”?


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