Back off Emma Watson, assholes.

The amazing Harry Potter and Perks of Being a Wallflower actress, now acting as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, gave an amazing speech calling men to action regarding feminism and gender equality.  I think she made some amazing points about the place of men in the feminism movement, a concept that so many have yet to grasp.

And now, this amazing and talented individual has become the most recent target of threats by the users of 4Chan.  Evidently they have some sort of countdown going with which they threaten to leak photos of her online.

Guys, I’m gonna keep this short and direct – women are accustomed to taking a LOT of grief and abuse online, but this is one step too far. Emma Watson is a lovely, intelligent, talented, and very kind person. She floats above these 4Chan creeps. We are used to the proverbial feces constantly being flung upon us by the dregs of the internet, but Emma Watson is crossing the line.

The collective hand of the internet feminists will come down upon you. Go on, act a fool. I’ll demonstrate.

You have been warned!

Emma

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“All you have to do, I tell myself, is keep your mouth shut and look stupid. It shouldn’t be that hard.”
-Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
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