Following on from yesterday’s ridiculous outbursts concerning Jennifer Lawrence’s Versace dress while advertising Red Sparrow we’ve the response from the actress herself. She is not, to put it mildly, impressed with the comments of the more snowflake elements among modern feminism:
Lawrence responded to critics in an impassioned Facebook post, writing: “This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.”
Which rather neatly covers the point really, feminism is, or perhaps at least should be, about women having that same freedom, within the usual boundaries of reality, to do as they wish just as men do. If this includes a fabulous dress on a cold day then why not?
As we said yesterday:
Breasts and beards, impressive as some are and unimpressive as many can be, are secondary sexual characteristics. They’re usually associated with certain gonadal set ups, those being the primary sex characteristics. Do note that this is nothing to do with gender, this is sex, biological reality. There’s nothing odd at all with people displaying such secondary characteristics. Human society rather works on the idea that we display the secondary, not primary, ones in fact.
So, we’ve four blokes there showing off their beards – of varying levels of impressiveness. We’ve a young lady showing off her own secondary sexual markers.
As Ms. Lawrence herself has said over on Facebook:
If feminism isn’t about women getting to do as they wish then what the heck is it about?