• Thu, Apr 4 2013

Celebrities Who Say They ARE Feminists

Keira Knightley Feminist

Well, Beyonce is kind of a feminist. She’s a “modern day” feminist which is kind of an annoying, hedging term. But still! Kind of! She’s kind of into feminism!

And then there are these celebrities, who are proud feminists, and aren’t ashamed to say so.

I’ll say it a hundred times – feminism just means you believe in equal opportunity. If your dream was to do anything, and you wanted the same ability to pursue that dream a man would have (and to be paid the same amount for it) it’s okay to call yourself a feminist.

Please, take note, Taylor Swift. These people are great.

Pictures via WENN.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.valdivia Karen Valdivia

    I agree on some many levels with Lena’s definition of feminism. I think femisnism is equal oportunities, equal payment, stopping the slut/prude shaming and basing a woman’s value on her sexual experience or looks, and saying house hold is only a woman’s task, because it is not. Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, etc are life skills, just as knowing about plumbing, mechanics, whatever.

    Feminism is promoting that girls get interested in science, math, physics, astronomy, all-those-career-choices-typicaly-masculine if they feel like/have talent. It’s about having free will about your body. It is about promoting that men too take care of the kids and the house and have a career at the same time. Is about teaching both genders how to be a healty psicologicaly and emotionaly romantic parterner, that shows love, support and loyalty when in a relationship (be it gay, be it heterosexual).

    It is not about world domination with godzillas and burning bras, that’s kinda not the point at all.

  • Rezia

    GASP! You did not include Zooey Deschanel. Why did you fail to do this? I like her. Don’t be mean. Include Zooey.

  • JennyWren

    I like Knightly a lot. I think she’s really developed from being a very pretty girl who got cast in a lot of expensive movies to being a very respectable actress who also happens to be very pretty. And she seems like a very smart, very practical kind of girl; all around a good egg, I feel.

  • anna

    i was sadly misinformed about feminism for a while in my teens, despite having an actively political feminist father. (for praise he would say “girl power!!!” when i was growing up)
    but for a long time it seemed taboo, like i was saying i was a bitch, or i was better than men. i’m ashamed of it now, because of course i’m a feminist. all women are, on some level. i think women have rights.

  • Natalie

    Oh, Stephanie. Clearly, you have not read your own books. If you have, and you still consider yourself a feminist, you should at least be ashamed of yourself.

    • Donna

      She isn’t really feminist…I got out of this that women should dominate/are better than men. Thats not equality,

  • http://twitter.com/oohlaluxe kim

    This kind of shade the author is throwing at people for not calling themselves feminists, or “sort of” calling themselves such is a huge part of the reason why people are hesitant to label themselves that way. There’s really nothing wrong with what Beyonce said, since feminism has evolved over the years and it’s a completely different movement now since when it started, and even 30-40 years ago.