Single? I'm self-partnered, says British actor Emma Watson

Brenda Watkins
November 7, 2019

Recently he has also realized that the attitude with which he faced his entry into the thirties - which could be summarized as "Who cares how old he is"- It has been replaced by considerable levels of "anxiety and stress" that she attributes to the social pressure that women endure.

"But I'm very happy (being single now)", she told Vogue. "I call it being self-partnered", she said.

"The takeaway from this piece isn't the term "self-partnered" but the fact that you can be a BAFTA recipient, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and beloved icon of a generation of women and people will still ask if you feel like a failure because you're 30 and not married with kids", she tweeted. So while I think making a new label for yourself is nearly laughable, I can understand the need, especially in Emma Watson's case since she is in the public eye.

All this introspection, including her activism for gender equality, sustainability and her controversy over being a white feminist, were discussed during the 30-minute interview. "This is not a big deal, cut to 29, and I'm like, "Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious"," said the actress while talking to Vogue. It arrives right as Watson gears up for the release of her next film, Greta Gerwig's adaptation of "Little Women," and as she's about to turn 30 in April.

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Emma added some points on the said societal standards, such as not having to build a home or not having a husband at age 30, and not having a baby when you're already reaching that age of when you should already have one. Instead, she termed it as being "self-partnered".

I could see that she was trying to be understanding, but it was still confusing for her to actually get as to how that could be.

It always strikes me as a little amusing how people tend to equate happiness with having a partner. Just because I'm nearing 30 does not mean I need to be married with kids. I'm just as human as you are. I'm just as insecure as you are.

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