Feminism, at its base, is opposition to sexism. Sexism is wrong because it operates on the belief that the respect people deserve is determined by their sex, which is a) not true, b) harmful, and c) let’s be honest, a bit stupid.
Having left Hogwarts behind years ago, I bet Emma Watson thought her troll-fighting days were over. Women desiring equal rights does not necessarily mean that we seek to become identical to men in all ways; it simply means we want to be treated by the same standards of justice and respect as our male counterparts.
It’s no wonder Blurred Lines was a smash hit this summer. The problem is, if you don’t stop to listen to the lyrics, you might end up singing along to some fairly troubling notions. The idea of a whole generation blithely repeating, hashtagging and retweeting ideas of #blurredlines of consent is worrying in itself.