zayn is the very definition of damned if you do, damned if you don’t
he writes at length about women in his book, intentionally hires diverse women for his entire management team, as well as his band, his grooming team, his PR, video projects, supports women-focused charities that donate primarily to women of colour, etc etc
like…i’d rather him do practical work within his realm than tweet 140 characters, the perfect slacktivism tool for doing the bare minimum. stop making celebrities your be all and end all of social justice and community work, especially dudes at that.
i understand the argument of using a large platform for awareness– which he already *does* while still somehow getting calling a misogynist. i’d rather see the intentional work he does than have him tweet something vapid (like your certain white faves who don’t do SHIT but can tweet real nice at opportune moments).
like i’m unclear as to why this conversation about zayn is even happening. like other people have said, stop focusing on goddamn celebrities, this march was literally not even about them– i’d rather focus on the twitter feeds of tamika mallory, linda sarsour, carmen perez and bob bland.