Finally feminism is a mainstream word used daily in the media and while that’s a great thing, it also means we have to listen to what people like Piers Morgan have to say about it. The Good Morning Britain host continued his on-going feud with Kim Kardashian by bashing her latest Instagram post.
Morgan tweeted a photo of British women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst next to Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski with the caption “RIP feminism.” He later tweeted, “If women genuinely think this photo advocates women’s rights & equality, then feminism as it was intended is dead.”
Who appointed Piers Morgan the feminism expert?
Ratajkowski defended the photo, tweeting: “However sexual our bodies may be, we need to [have] the freedom as women to choose [when] & how we express our sexuality.”
“Even if being sexualized by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.”
“It’s supposed to be the advocacy of women’s rights and equality with men,” Piers continued. “Not, I dare to suggest, topless selfies.”
Again, why does Morgan think he can dictate what is and isn’t feminism? He brings up that it’s tacky and that they’re doing it for money – more reasonable arguments – but then discredits himself by trying to be the poster boy for what feminism should be. He also tweeted this creepy photo with the Kardashians on his lap.
Chris Hemsworth, on the other hand, gets it. When asked if he is a feminist he told RadioTimes: “Oh yeah, for sure. My mum’s a big feminist. I think that my views on things, as far as respect for women and so on, came from my mum. My dad has a very balanced and respectful view on a lot of things too. They were huge positive influences in my life.”
Hemsworth added that the strong female characters played by Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron in his upcoming movie The Huntsman: Winter’s War were a big reason why he joined the film.
“I think the balance has been tipped for a long time heavily in the men’s direction. There are seven to eight male superheroes and one female in there. This is the opposite,” he said. “It’s exciting to be part of something like that,” he says, adding: “But it’s a funny conversation to even have, because of course it should be that way. Of course it should be equal.”
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