Emma Watson Hid Copies of Margaret Atwoods Book “The Handmaid’s Tale” in Paris to Support Feminism
Emma Watson is known to be a committed feminist and advocate of the 'He for She' campaign. The former “Harry Potter” star promotes feminism by hiding copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” in Paris. The book is now networked by HULU and is currently streaming.
Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, which has now been turned into a hit television series starring Elisabeth Moss from her fame in “Mad Men” is about a dystopian world where women are reduced to being the child bearing slaves of men who are masters.
Watson left 100 copies of the book in various spots across the French capital, according to the website of the Livres Hebdo magazine.
She set up the feminist reading group “Our Shared Shelf” last year which has now nearly 200,000 members. Watson, in November did something similar in November, leaving copies of Maya Angelou’s memoir “Mom & Me & Mom” on the London Underground, and in New York during in March.
The reason why the British actress, who is now 27, good will ambassador to women’s rights, is leaving books around is for readers to have a chance to stumble upon them and to be inspired.