is celebrity feminism just a phase?

Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists Once, believes that although celebrity feminism won’t last, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

by Lula Ososki
31 May 2016, 11:51pm

Women's rights academic Andi Zeisler, who has recently released her new book We Were Feminists Once, shared that she believes the feminist phase embraced by Hollywood stars isn't going to last. From Beyonce and Taylor Swift to Emma Watson and Miley Cyrus, 'feminism' has definitely become a buzzword amongst celebrities. Although Zeisler believes the actors and singers promoting feminism in the public eye are positive "mouthpieces", she doesn't feel they are the catalyst marking a major step forward.

"Social movements become trends in a way," Zeisler shared with Page Six. "The tenor of media coverage around feminism won't last, but that doesn't mean that people who got invested in it via celebrities -- or celebrities themselves who got invested in it -- will stop caring."

Zeisler, who is also a founding editor of Bitch Media (an independent feminist site with a fundraising drive ending tonight), further explores the issue of social change becoming a brand identity in her book, discussing how "Feminism has hit the big time".


Text Lula Ososki
Image via Bitch Media

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