Re: Maisie Williams fires shots at Emma Watson
There is so much wrong with her statement, just going to put that out there right now.
She shouldn't denigrate first world feminism as she put it, it is the prerogative of women in these 'first world' countries to stand up and speak out on the rights of women in these countries. It is the prerogative of women in other countries who have a rougher time to speak out against their treatment.
Many people will say, 'oh but they can't', read the news, there are women in Saudi Arabia who defy the no driving laws among many more of their laws, standing up for their rights as women against grave danger. The middle east has had it's feminist speakers, Benazir Bhutto, recently Malala Yousufzai.
I think it is patronising for me to go around saying oh Help the women of the middle east, look how oppressed they are. I have no concept of what middle eastern female life is like, at all. And it's pretty bullshit for me to stand as say I, as a western woman, have all the answers for their liberation, as if they need the kind of liberation that women in this country need, one size fits all. Nope.
I'll continue to work for womens and children's rights in my own country where I understand the life that is led and what is required to liberate these groups within the confines of the culture they live in.
So Maisie, you are young, I know where you are coming from, but you've got a lot of growing to do.
"At Hell in a Cell, we are going to burn together. But you, you're going to perish alone."