Emily Blunt reveals her least favorite word in the English language, feminists bow down

While Emily Blunt is effortlessly cool on a regular day, when she gets really real, her badassery only levels up. How so? Well, many celebrities often shirk away from talking about feminism, or feminist principles, or just women empowerment in general, but Blunt took all of those things head-on without preaching or waxing poetic.

It’s clear she doesn’t care what people think of her, and that’s kind of the whole point.

As Nylon relays, Blunt explained to the The Hollywood Reporter that her “least favorite word” is “likeable.” If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of it, you’ll more than likely understand her abhorrence of the term, and quite possibly stand up in your seat to applaud her for calling it out.

The actress asserted how the word “likeable” brings with it so much passive-aggressive weight, particularly when directed at a woman. She lamented to The Hollywood Reporter first about unfair feminine labels, saying,

"A woman is a drunk, a whore, whereas the guy's like a [partier], a player. I've been around both women who drink too much and guys who drink too much and it's just as ugly on the guys. It makes me crazy."


She goes on to explain that the notion of acceptable promiscuity and voluntary domesticity should apply to women and men equally. Blunt proclaimed,

"I don't think that women should be seen as any less sexual than a guy. And maybe she doesn't want to settle down, and that's OK. And maybe she doesn't want a kid, and that's OK. And she's just happy playing the field. There's so much judgment with women..."

But, back to the whole “likeability” thing at large.

According to Nylon via THR, Emily stated this specifically relates to people’s expectations of women,

"...You have to be 'likable,' which is my least favorite bloody word in the industry... What does that mean? To be witty and pretty and hold it together and be there for the guy? And he can just be a total drip?"

Blunt brings up an exceptionally good point, one that’s plagued feminists from the beginning of time: Why do women have to be anything else but who they truly are?

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