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Beyond Parody: The Daily Telegraph Muses On How Emma Watson’s Wardrobe Furthers Women’s Rights

by | 23rd, September 2014

EMMA Watson has addressed the UN group on women’s rights and gender equality. The Daily Mail reacted in typcial style, praising Watson’s belt. But what of the Mail’s copycat paper, the Telegraph?

Tom Pride finds it beyond parody:

How on earth are satirists supposed to compete when Daily Telegraph feature writers are coming up with gems like this:

Emma Watson hits a high note with gender equality speech – and her wardrobe choices

As a piece of hard-hitting satire the article is hilarious.

The only problem is that it’s supposed to be serious.

Here are a few extracts:

The new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador made waves with her speech on gender equality in New York – and her sophisticated wardrobe.

You’ve been called up to address the secretary -general of the United Nations and a host of ‘distinguished guests’ with your one-of-a-kind mission to stop gender inequality. So what on earth do you wear?

The 24-year-old made clear her stance on being a feminist  – in a dress choice that was as eloquent and sophisticated as her argument.

I swear to you this is NOT a parody.

Well done the Telegraph’s Deputy Fashion Editor Olivia Bergen – you’re a satirical genius.

And you’ve just put hundreds of political humourists out of a job.

Remember when the Telegraph knew what it was about?



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