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10 Male Celebrities who are Feminists

10 Inspiring Will Smith Quotes

With more women embracing feminism, we have men who are also hardcore feminists.

Here are 10 male celebrities who are feminists

AZIZ ANSARI

uring his The Late Show with David Letterman, interview Ansari revealed his feminist label and even cited an example: “You’re a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert and you’re not like, ‘Mmm, I feel like Beyoncé should get 23 percent less money than Jay-Z,” he said. “‘Also, I don’t think Beyoncé should have the right to vote and why is Beyoncé singing and dancing? Shouldn’t she make Jay a steak? I’m sure he’s very tired after walking and rapping those two songs.”

DANIEL RADCLIFFE

Radcliffe not only praised his former co-star Emma Watson’s for her HeForShe campaign, the actor also showed his support for all women in an interview with Associated Press. In his words;  “The male population had no problem sexualizing Emma Watson immediately.”

WILL SMITH

The iconic Hollywood actor speaking about his daughter Willow said; “We let Willow cut her hair,” he told Parade. “When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT

In an interview with The Daily Beast, the actor revealed why he sees himself as a male feminist. “What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should be able to do that, and no category ever really describes a person because every person is unique. That, to me, is what ‘feminism’ means. So yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist.”

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MATT MGGORY

The How to Get Away with Murder is known to showing just how much of a feminist he is via his social media posts. Matt even had a shirt designed in honor of International Women’s Day, ensuring that all the proceeds go toward NARAL, an organization that fights against reproductive injustices.

JOHN LEGEND

John is known for always standing up for women especially his wife, model Chrissy Teigen. whom he once had to defend against mom-shaming Internet trolls. “Funny there’s no dad-shaming,” Legend tweeted. “When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn’t have to take it all. We’ll split it.”

IAN SOMERHALDER

The actor partook in the “Real Man” campaign run by the grassroots organization Women’s Aid UK aimed at helping to end domestic and sexual violence against women. “I wanted to take part in this campaign because it’s so easy to forget the many women who live their lives in fear because of domestic violence,” he said. “Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.”

BARACK OBAMA

The former US President wrote an essay for Glamour about feminism.  “Michelle and I have raised our daughters to speak up when they see a double standard or feel unfairly judged based on their gender or race—or when they notice that happening to someone else,” he wrote. “It’s important for them to see role models out in the world who climb to the highest levels of whatever field they choose. And yes, it’s important that their dad is a feminist because now that’s what they expect of all men.”

MARK RUFFALO

The ator has for years fought for women’s rights for years and one time reposted a Tumblr post written by user Libby Anne in response to public figures who come out to say they are feminists in the press. “You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago,” he quoted.

DAVID SCHWIMMER

The  F.R.I.E.N.D.S actor is associated with a foundation that supports rape victims. David is a proud feminist.

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