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Emma Watson Is ELLE UK’s Feminist Poster Child

Emma Watson covers ELLE U.K.‘s feminism issue, an appropriate poster girl since the entire fashion world has been gushing over her speech about equality at the U.N. Summit last month, which the actress says was no easy feat. “I was very nervous,” she told the mag. “It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. It felt like: ‘Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?'”

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The 24-year-old was shot, styled and primped by a team made up exclusively of women for this feature. The result: A Stella McCartney clad Emma serving a cool stare, her face gently framed by beachy waves. It’s all extremely appropriate and well-done. The styling in the accompanying spread is practical, yet stylish and sexy — the way many women actually want to dress their bodies. 

One particular point the star stresses is that while she considers herself a feminist, she isn’t here to try to convert anyone to her personal views. “Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too,” she said.

[via ELLE U.K.]