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10 Powerful Celebrity Feminists Everyone Should Know

10 Powerful Celebrity Feminists Everyone Should Know

10 powerful celebrity feminists everyone should know

According to the topic “10 powerful celebrity feminists everyone should know”. It is no news that gender equality is a dream, however, over the years, the world has birthed powerful women who have continued to speak up for gender equality.

Here are 10 outspoken celebrity feminists we all just must know.

Beyonce Knowles-Carter

10 Powerful Celebrity Feminists Everyone Should Know

Over the years, Yonce as she is sometimes fondly called churned out great songs with feminist undertones, and in 2013 released ‘Flawless’ which bluntly dealt with feminism. The song featured a quote, written and spoken by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which read thus ‘: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.’

Angelina Jolie

Multi-award winning actress is known for her philanthropic work. The mum of 6 who also works with the UN, focusses majorly on the struggles of women in war-torn areas.

Emma Watson

From playing the headstrong character choices of Hermione and Belle, down to her political activism with the UN, Watson has proved she is a feminist and remain so for a long time.

Viola Davis

 Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis slammed the racial pay gap at the Women In The World Los Angeles Salon saying; ‘I have a career that’s probably comparable to Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver. …They had the same path as me, and yet, I am nowhere near them, not as far as money, not as far as job opportunities, no where close to it.’

Davis continued saying; ‘People say, “You’re a black Meryl Streep. You are and we love you”…Well, then if there’s no one like me. You pay me what I’m worth…I’m not hustling for my worth. I’m worthy.’

Jessica Chastain

Jessica is a huge supporter of theTime’s UpMovement and ensured actress Octavia Spencer got the same pay as her for a project after the former alerted Chastain to the racial pay disparity.

Ariana Grande

After the demise of two of her relationship, Ariana released statements slamming sexist public responses.

Not long ago, the Disney star spoke out about the toxic response to her ex Mac Miller’s DUI. ‘How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth…I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be…Shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his sh*t together is a very major problem.’

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla made headlines in 2015 following the creation of a YouTube video called, ‘Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows.’ which addressed cultural appropriation works and why it’s so damaging.

The actress and activist came out as gay a while back telling the world that; ‘The continual process of unlearning heteronormativity and internalized homophobia can be difficult, but one of the biggest blessings lies in the magic that comes from having to understand love outside the confines of learned heterosexual roles.’

Jennifer Lawrence

Lawrence was one of the first celebrities to talk about Hollywood’s pay gap problem

The actress in an essay asked why men negotiate higher pay when women don’t? She concluded saying;another leaked Sony email revealed a producer referring to a fellow lead actress in a negotiation as a “spoiled brat.” For some reason, I just can’t picture someone saying that about a man.’

Mindy Kailing

Mindy Kaling is one of the few Indian-American women in comedy that has ensured she is not seen as an outsider in the industry.

In her book, Why Not Me? she wrote, ‘People’s reaction to me is sometimes “Uch, I just don’t like her. I hate how she thinks she is so great.” But it’s not that I think I’m so great. I just don’t hate myself… And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don’t hate themselves. So that’s why you need to be a little bit brave.’


During her 2016 Billboard Women in Music Awards, Women of the Year acceptance, Madonna spoke on the misogyny she has endured through a 34-year music career she said, ‘If you’re a girl, you have to play the game.

You’re allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don’t act too smart. Don’t have an opinion that’s out of line with the status quo. You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don’t own your sluttiness. And do not, I repeat do not, share your own sexual fantasies with the world. Be what men want you to be, but more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age. Because to age is a sin. You will be criticized and vilified and definitely not played on the radio.’


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