Thursday 8 December 2016

Rosanna Davison: 'I'm in favour of women's rights, but don't call me a feminist'

Published 17/05/2015 | 10:54

Rosanna Davison pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin
Rosanna Davison pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin
Rosanna Davison on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Wes Quirke and Rosanna Davison on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Rosanna Davison/Instagram
Rosanna Davison/Instagram

Rosanna Davison is the latest celebrity to throw her hat into the feminism debate.

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The former Miss World (30) features as the cover star in this week's LIFE Magazine, free with the Sunday Independent, and opens up about her conflict with being described as a feminist.

When asked by about her thoughts on the subject, she said: "Oh sure, I read all the literature. Naomi Wolf and all that. I'm 100pc in favour of women's rights like equal pay. I've always wanted to earn my own money and I'm really supportive of women being financially independent.

I think a lot of people think that feminism is about being anti-men. I know there's more to it than that, that it's really about equality. But I don't hate men. It's a pity that the word has those associations but it does and so yeah, I'm slow to use it."

Rosanna Davison/Instagram
Rosanna Davison/Instagram

The top model, who marked her one year wedding anniversary to husband Wesley Quirke yesterday, also spoke of her belief in women supporting other women and ignoring physical appearances.

"We all have things about ourselves that we don't like and I actually hate looking at photos of myself," she added. 2But everyone is different. I would never look at another woman and criticise her or judge her appearance. The way I look doesn't say anything about who I am. Why should the way another woman looks say anything about her? It's meaningless."

For the full interview, see today's Sunday Independent

So a year ago today this happened!! Very happy first wedding anniversary to my amazing husband @wesquirke

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