Most influential feminist: Amber Rose or Emma Watson? | The Tylt
Most influential feminist: Amber Rose or Emma Watson?
Rose is a badass. So, obviously she incorporated that swag into her feminism. Before Rose rose to fame, she was an exotic dancer and video model. She is also constantly slut-shamed and looked down upon for dating publicly and is labelled as promiscuous. But the activist and author turned a negative into a positive and created The Amber Rose SlutWalk, an event that encourages self-love and for women to be proud of their sexuality. Rose gets slack because of her sex appeal, but doesn't let that deter her. She preaches that women should be judged on who they are as a person and not for their sexual proclivities. Rose delved deeper into the topic in a 2016 interview with Ebony.
Watson has used her platform as an actress to speak up for gender equality. The "Beauty and the Beast" star bravely stood up at a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign and spoke on feminism. She proclaimed that women should have equal rights to men and that feminism is about giving women choices on how they want to live their lives. Watson made it clear feminism has nothing to do with men bashing and that it would serve men to become feminists. BuzzFeed reported on Watson's iconic moment when she stood up for women and men all in the name of feminism.
"We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes, but I can see that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence," she continued. "If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled."