My Favorite Feminist Celebrities

By: Alexis Martinez

Many celebrities have labeled themselves as feminists. They have been advocates for women’s rights without any hesitation. These celebrities have used their platform to tell the world what they believe in and to fight for our rights.

Emma Watson

She’s amazing, and certainly more than Hermione. In 2014, she launched a campaign called HeForShe. For the campaign’s launch, she gave an incredibly moving speech about why gender equality is important. She has also started a feminist book club where she shares a different pic each month on Goodreads. Emma has done amazing things and she certainly isn’t stopping here.

 

John Legend

“We are better off when women are empowered – it leads to a better society”, John Legend said this after he announced he’d be performing at The Sound of Change Live concert in 2013. Many uneducated people believe that men can’t be feminists, but they totally can! No matter what your gender is, we all need to come together to fight for equality.

 

 

 

Gina Rodriguez

The Jane the Virgin star has discussed a range of things from masturbation to diversity in Hollywood. Recently, she discussed how she used to feel guilty for masturbating. As ridiculous as it sounds, this is a real feeling that many people feel. The stigma around masturbation makes women feel guilty for it and that we’re not being “innocent” anymore. Gina is a great example of a woman of power using her voice.

Sources

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/04/25/john-legend-feminism_n_16233620.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/eleanorbate/emma-watson-feminism-quotes?utm_term=.epvG1OQOe#.idEYnZmZv

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