5 Celebrities Who Say That They’re Feminists

Posted by PZ on July 10th, 2013

These 5 celebrities have all said that they’re feminists. Subscribing to at least some of the ideas behind the movements associated with it. Be it women’s rights, equality or another issue they feel strongly about, these 5 stars all think it’s important to stand up for what they believe is right as a woman. Some say that while ‘feminism’ has become a somewhat dirty word over the years, there is plenty of positive elements that they are willing to embrace, while others are hoping to fight to have their voices heard when it comes to finding equality and being just as powerful, dominating and important as their male counterparts. They believe that women deserve to be seen as equals – as strong human beings that can do whatever a man can do and shouldn’t be treated as weak.

Beyonce

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Beyonce says she is a modern Feminist: ”That word can be very extreme. But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman.”

Bjork
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Bjork wants to be involved in making a change: “I have been noticing how much harder it is for me and my girlfriends to juggle things than it is for men. In the 1990s, there was a lot of optimism, we thought we’d finally sorted out equal rights for men and women… and then suddenly it just crashed. I think this is the first time… that I’ve actually jumped on the feminist bandwagon. In the past I always wanted to change the subject. But I think now it’s time to bring up all these issues. I wish it wasn’t, but I’ll do it, I’m up for doing the dirty work.”

Busy Philipps
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Busy says she does believe in Feminism: “I was asked to lose weight by a network for a Tv pilot. The conversation happens because you get a job and your agent or manager calls and they say, ‘They are so excited about you. They just think there is no one better for this part and they want you to look and feel your best – they really feel that that could include losing 15 or 20 pounds’… I think I was a little crushed. I want to say that I was like 24 when that happened… I feel like it’s the last frontier of feminism – the weight thing with women – even for myself. I identify as a feminist. I have so many feminist beliefs – and then I’m so mean to myself about my body sometimes. Or I can be judgmental about other people for their bodies, and I don’t know how to get over it.”

Julianne Moore
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Julianne says she is a Feminist and believes strongly in other human rights:”Oh, yeah, absolutely [I’m a feminist]. At one point, ‘feminist’ became a pejorative term. How did that happen? If you’re a feminist, you’re basically saying you’re a humanist. That’s why the issue of gay marriage is so important to me. It’s about everybody having the same shot at everything, at work, at marriage, at life.”

Ke$ha
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Ke$ha says there are elements of Feminism she identifies with: ”In some ways. In the ways that I feel I can do the same things men can do, and be just as rock ‘n’ roll and bad ass and not feel shameful or be shamed for it.”




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