15 Feminist Celebrities You Should Know
Start writing a post
Entertainment

15 Feminist Celebrities You Should Know

Men and women in the industry supporting equality

602
15 Feminist Celebrities You Should Know

Here are some wonderful, inspiring, gutsy, beautiful, confident, empowering and fantastic people in Hollywood who are advocates for feminism.

1. Emma Watson

The queen of the modern feminist movement herself, Emma Watson is famous for being the United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador and creating the #HeForShe campaign. Check out her awesome speech here.

2. Zendaya

At just 19, Zendaya advocates for body image issues, badass women, and especially women of color. She has also just had a Barbie Doll modeled after her "Oscars look." Recently, she posted a before and after photo on her Instagram after a magazine severely photoshopped her curves. A Disney channel star, she has the grit and wit of a strong, empowered woman:

I think to be a feminist, in any sense, is just to believe in equality. To believe in the power of a woman is just as much of the power of anyone else. I think a feminist is someone who support other women, is someone who appreciates other women just as much as themselves. I just think there’s just a lot of one-sided feminism and misinterpretation of feminism. It’s not anti anything else. It’s just allowing women a place and saying that we are just as good a anyone else. We are good enough, and I think girl power is so important.

3. Rowan Blanchard

Another Disney star, Blanchard responded to an inquiry about "white feminism" on her Tumblr (read the post). This girl just turned 14, and she is a reminder that a part of feminist exposure is educating young people and changing the world for the better.

4. Aziz Ansari

A comedian who often speaks about feminism in his stand-up, Aziz Ansari voices his opinions in this video.

5. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato fights for being confident with who you are. Recently, Demi did a photo-shoot with Vanity Fair. She had three rules: "No makeup, no clothes and no retouching." Watch the inspiring video about it here.

6. Nicki Minaj

Unless you're stuck in 2009, you probably have noticed how great this woman is. One of my favorites, Nicki Minaj argues for women to unashamedly embrace and reclaim their sexuality. She speaks about education, safe sex, equal pay and basically everything else a feminist role model should cover. She is famous for saying, "When I am assertive, I'm a bitch. When a man is assertive, he's a boss." Check this list out.

Now, here are three kickass women comedians who you should all look up to.

7. Amy Poehler

Please watch all of her Smart Girls videos.

8. Tina Fey

Now watch this.

9. Amy Schumer

Okay. This. Wow.

The two former ladies have published books, which you can purchase here and here, and Amy Schumer plans to release one in late 2016.

10. Ashton Kutcher

If you've never looked into Ashton Kutcher as a person, you definitely should. Besides fighting for his disabled brother, making that awesome speech at the Teen Choice Awards, and being absolutely crazy in love with his wife and daughter, he's also a huge feminist. When speaking about a scene showing female sexual pleasure in his film, "No Strings Attached", Kutcher said the following:

I think there’s so much that’s not said about sex in our country, even from an educational level… the one thing they teach about is how to get pregnant or how to not get pregnant, but they don’t really talk about sex as a point of pleasure for women. That creates a place where women aren’t empowered around their own sexuality and their own sexual selves.

11. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I love this man. Have you seen his adorable younger self in "10 Things I Hate About You"? Anyway, he once went on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and had the following to say:

My mom brought me up to be a feminist. She would always point out to my brother and me that our culture does often portray women like objects. For example, we would always watch Lakers games as a family, but my mom would always point out every time the cheerleaders come on, ‘OK, so look, here’s the story that gets told: The men get to be the heroic skilled athletes and the women just get to be pretty.’ She didn’t mean any offense to any individual woman who was working as a cheerleader, but she wanted me and my brother to be aware of it because we see these images on TV, in the movies, and on magazines all the time. And if you don’t stop and think about it, it just sort of seeps into your brain and that becomes the way you perceive reality. I do call myself a feminist. Absolutely! It’s worth paying attention to the roles that are sort of dictated to us and that we don’t have to fit into those roles. We can be anybody we wanna be.

12. Laverne Cox

You need to open a new tab and follow this woman on Twitter right now. Laverne Cox gained fame for starring in the hit television show, "Orange is the New Black," both for her acting and being such a great and inspiring transgender activist. She fights for all people who identify as women and recounts her personal struggles to continue to gain equality. You should definitely check out this article, proclaiming Cox as "the woman we've been waiting for."

13. Jennifer Lawrence

Recently, Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay about how she has personally experienced sexism and the wage gap in the workplace. Here's my favorite line:

I’m over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that. I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard.

14. Beyoncé

There's too much good about Beyoncé for me to fit into this little article. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware she's a proud feminist.

15. Barack and Michelle Obama

Lastly, Barack and Michelle Obama. We should all be so grateful to live in a country where the president and first lady are so dedicated to fighting for equality.

This concludes the short list of celebrity feminists, although please remember there are many more and the list continues to grow. Time to get on board! With Halloween just around the corner, make sure you watch out for all these spooky, scary feminists!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

39455
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

114698
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments