From Tina Fey and Alicia Keys to Emma Watson and Meryl Streep, these stars have spoken out against sexism, fought for women’s rights, and much more.
Here’s a list of 22 celebrities who proved without a doubt that the future is female!
Tina Fey’s career in and of itself is inspiring, and she’s known for shutting down sexism in more than just her writing. At the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala in New York City in 2012, she was quoted saying, ““And if I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is,” Fey said, “I’m going to lose my mind!”
In all honesty, everything about Amy Poehler proves the future is email, but her foundation, “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls,” is a pretty perfect example.
Jennifer Lawrence stood up for what was right when it came ot equal pay. She published an essay in Lena Dunham’s newsletter about the issue. Later, she spoke up about the word “feminism” stating, “I don’t know why that word is so scary to people… It shouldn’t be, because it just means equality.”
Kerry Washington has spoken about women’s rights on several occasions, and she’s not been shy about her political views. Here’s a quote from her op-ed piece in The Daily Beast: “We, the people, especially us women, have to make sure our leaders know how we feel, what we think and what we care about. Together, we need to stand up for the kind of America we want — one where women and girls are equal, strong and proud, and where we all have a president who has our back.”
Scarlett Johansson is sick of inappropriate questions. “Now, were you able to wear… undergarments?” a reporter asked her about a film. Her response? “What’s going on? You’re like the fifth person to ask me that question. Since when did people start asking each other in this industry about their underwear?”
Taylor Swift has had some of the best possible responses to sexism, including the perfect comeback to someone pointing out that most of her songs are about ex-boyfriends. “I think, frankly, that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their girlfriends, their love life, and no one raises a red flag there.”
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