Texts to Emma Stone

Hey Emma

It’s alexandra sry don’t know if you have my number saved

Sorry to do this over text but

I’ve been reading a lot about your movie with Woody Allen recently and honestly I want to be happy for you but I can’t

Didn’t you read his daughter Dylan’s article this year about his abuse? havent you read all the articles?

Didn’t you read Dylan call out the actresses who worked w him for their complicity?

She called you out

“What if it had been you, emma stone?”

Of course you’ve read it

Look I get that I’m not texting colin about this right now

but 1) I will, he should know better too and it doesn’t matter hes a guy

and also 2) I guess I’m just particularly disappointed in you because you’ve been such a great feminist voice in other ways

Like that time you called out andrew about his outdated ideas of femininity

And also yea I get that just because yr a woman actress doesn’t mean you’ve volunteered to be seom feminist activist

But no one’s asking you to give up your day to job to go work for planned parenthood or w/e

Not working with a rapist and pedophile isn’t the burden of the devoted organizer

It’s just the right thing to do based on the lowest level of unavoidable human responsibility to other humans

Whether or not you mean to you’re condoning his behavior

Things don’t not matter just because we didnt choose for them to have meaning


Call me if you want to talk

Or just text

AlexandraAlexandra Brodsky is a Feministing editor, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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