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Emma Watson Claps Back at Critics of her Vanity Fair Shoot

In case you missed it, earlier this week Emma Watson was under fire for showing her nipples in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Yup, 2017 and people are still being shamed for having nipples. Yup. Not sure if you heard me but yes, I said NIPPLES. 

Apparently, there are some folks on the internet who think that you can’t be a feminist and have breasts. But because that is clearly insane and so outdated, that did not fly with queen Emma.

In an interview with The Telegraph about Beauty and the Beast, according to Cosmopolitan, Watson perfectly sums up why this notion is so wrong. “Feminism is about giving women choice,” she said. “Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women.” I mean, hell yes. Her co-star Dan Stevens, clearly out of the loop a bit, was not sure what Watson was talking about so she articulated it very clearly to him. “They were saying that I couldn’t be a feminist and have boobs.” 

And frankly, Watson is not having any of it. She continued, “[feminism] is about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it.” CAN I GET AN AMEN PLEASE?! 

Isabel is a currently the Evening & Weekend Editor at Her Campus and a student at New York University in the Global Liberal Studies program with a concentration in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production. When she is not watching Gilmore Girls or playing with puppies at the local pet store, she spends her time freelancing for numerous publications about celebrities and life. You can find her work on the websites of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, and Buzzfeed. Follow her on Instagram at @isabelcalkins.
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