Time: Emma Watson’s feminist book club now has a name and is open to anyone who wants to join. The UN Women Goodwill ambassador announced the club will be called “Our Shared Shelf” and meetings will be conducted through a group on Goodreads. More than 37,000 people have already signed up at this time, with well-known names such as Abby Wambach, Sophia Bushand Kate Voegele tweeting about their interest in the project.
“As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.”
Look, if you’re trying to change the world and make it more equal, there can’t be a better role model for the world than a multi-millionaire actor who started reading when she was 25. If you’re a teen Eastern European about to be shoved in a shipping container for the Port of Baltimore, you want to be finding out what sort of AMAZING STUFF THERE IS OUT THERE! because it’s a 9 day trip and you want to feel sad, thought-provoked and empowered.
You might have missed it, but last year, Hermoine gave a baffling HE FOR SHE speech at the UN, and was appointed some sort of UN Ambassadorship for Completely Irrelevant Problems Assigned to Women. She was 2014’s Jennifer Lawrence, but instead of being a lesbian power slut, dressed in a nerdy pant suit and announced a plan to start a website to keep count of the number of males who clicked on a website to support gender equality. Naturally, this website fell well short of it’s seemingly low bar of signups. And I don’t mean to be a prick – but if you have ANY idea what actual difference they’re going to make, fire a flare in the air at 9pm tonight.
Hey, I’m galactic-level ignorant, but I fail to see how women will be forwarding their cause by reading more sad, miserable whinings of women of the past. I have never met a woman worth a damn who bought into that bullshit. If you’re being stuffed in a shipping container, you’ve got problems. If you’re at Emma Watson’s book club, or you’re Emma Watson, I’m here to tell you you don’t have problems.