Emma Watson's latest social media photo is an act of protest, but it doesn't look exactly how you would expect.
The Harry Potter actress, 24, isn't holding any signs in the shot or posing with any controversial people. She's simply having a good laugh in public.
The backstory is that on July 28, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc gave a speech on moral corruption in his country. In it, he said that women should reserve their sense of humor for their private lives.
"[The woman] will know what is [sinful] and not [sinful]," Arinc said. "She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness... Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?"
Understandably, the comments did not sit well with what a Turkish newspaper estimated to be "thousands of women," who posted photographs on social media that showed them acting in defiance. They also prompted Watson, who's proclaimed herself a feminist more than once, to join them in protest by sharing a photo of herself.
Watson originally shared the photo on Twitter, where she added a link to a story in The Guardian about the social media backlash toward the Turkish official. She hashtagged it #direnkahkaha, just like the other defiant tweets. Watson's tweet appeared to have been taken down later, but the photo remained on Instagram.
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The British actress has long been an advocate for women. In 2007, when she was just 17, she told Parade that, "There are too many stupid girls in the media. Hermione's not scared to be clever. I think sometimes really smart girls dumb themselves down a bit, and that's bad."
At 21, during a press conference to promote the final wizard movie, she compared herself to her most famous character, Hermione Granger, who most definitely embraces feminism.
"I try and intellectualize a lot, which she does as well obviously," Watson noted. "She's very determined, I am as well. I like to think that I am very loyal in the same way that she is. Bit of a feminist in the same way that she is. I will speak my mind in the same way that she does."
In fact, Watson recently took on a real-life role that gives extra weight to her rebellious post. United Nations Women, the U.N. organization dedicated to advocating for gender equality, named Watson its Goodwill Ambassador last month.