Emily Clarkson is a strong supporter of women’s rights and body positivity, and if you look at her Instagram account, this is obvious straight away. Her profile is geared towards shining a light on confidence, but this still doesn’t mean everyone agrees with what she says.
Over the last couple of weeks, she’s received a number of messages from “men”, who have fought back at her posts.
She posted the following:
“I wanted to share some of the responses I have had, from men, to my recent posts discussing gendered violence in the UK in the wake of Sabina Nessa’s murder and the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s killer.
“I believe these conversations are essential and I want to use my platform to have them, but this is what I, this is what WE, are up against when we do.
“Everything from attempts to discredit me, and the statistics, to threats, to boredom, to claims that I am overreacting, to ‘jokes’, to the ‘what about’isms, to what is arguably the most tiresome of all… the ‘but it’s not all men’.”
“This is exhausting.
“Because whilst I know, in my heart not all of you will hurt me.
“I also know that not all of you will help me either.”
Near the end of her post she said: “There are good men out there, but they are quiet.
“And now is not the time for quiet.
“So please, good men, make noise. Don’t let this be all we hear.”
After this, Emily posted screenshots of messages she’d received over the last few weeks, and while their names were covered, the messages were clear.
Who Is Emily Clarkson?
Emily Jane Clarkson was born on 5 March 1988, in England. Her father is Jeremy Clarkson who is well-known as a presenter for Top Gear and now The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm, a long with a host of other television shows.
She is engaged to Alex Andrew and is a writer, journalist, and supporter of women’s rights.