Emma Watson

Feminist

15 Apr 2022

CO.uk

In an interview with Vogue about her role in Little Women and its relationship with feminism

With Meg’s character, her way of being a feminist is making the choice – because that’s really, for me anyway, what feminism is about. Her choice is that she wants to be a full-time mother and wife. To Jo, being married is really some sort of prison sentence. But Meg says, ‘You know, I love him and I’m really happy and this is what I want. And just because my dreams are different from yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.’

Women's Rights Supporter

Advocates Against Sexism

7 Mar 2022

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram

Happy EVE of International Women’s Day! I’m so thrilled and honored to spend it with 3 sheroes - Secretary Hillary Clinton, Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Judge Lina Hidalgo. We will talk about electing more women into Congress and in local politics, reproductive rights, ratifying the ERA, and where these leaders believe we should begin. Become a member of @onwardtogether. Join us! @hillaryclinton @team_pelosi @linahidalgotx

Feminist

4 Jan 2021

NPR.org

In an interview with NPR, talking about his role in Bridgerton

And so I was like, well, where are we at with discussing masculinity? How can I contribute to something of a feminist lens to this while examining the male hero in this story? And I thought that part of that is bringing in this conversation that we have contemporarily of masculine vulnerability and where the strength in that lies and where the redemption in that lies and where - what's appealing about that in a romantic hero and what we're looking for in our lovers in the 21st century. [...] I think it's - we're at a point in history where kind of since you had Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Mary Shelley start writing these books that we've kind of adapted into the genre of the period drama, we've had, like - what? - four or five waves of feminism since then. And the genre on television appears has stood fairly still. And so we kind of wanted to see what we could do to advance that in the lens of the show. I think we're at a point in history where, generally, people consider themselves to be feminists in the sense that we believe in the equality of the sexes. And so how can we bring that agenda into the editorial stance of the show? And for my part, that's in the male romantic lead. And so...
Megan Thee Stallion

Black Lives Matter Supporter

Women's Rights Supporter

13 Oct 2020

NYTIMES.com

In an op-ed she has written for the New York Times

[...] Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life. [...] And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase “Protect Black women” is controversial. We deserve to be protected as human beings. And we are entitled to our anger about a laundry list of mistreatment and neglect that we suffer.
Megan Thee Stallion

Black Lives Matter Supporter

Women's Rights Supporter

4 Oct 2020

TEENVOGUE.com

While performing at Saturday Night Live

We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women, ‘cause at the end of the day, we need our Black women. We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men, ‘cause at the end of the day, we’re tired of seeing hashtags about Black men.

Women's Rights Activist

7 Feb 2020

NEWSWEEK.com

Justin Bieber Sets Up "Intentions" fund, donating $200,000 to Women’s Shelter.

Feminist

2 Apr 2019

VARIETY.com

In an interview with Variety, when asked if she has always been a feminist

Yes, I have. [...] What they said was you must learn to count on yourself. You must not be afraid to be alone. You must learn to support yourself. And when I read “The Feminine Mystique” in 1965, it changed my life. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a housewife. I think all work is honorable. Being a mother is fantastic. But if you have a passion for something and a talent for something, you should be able to follow your bliss.

Believes Men Are The Problem

14 Mar 2019

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

I regularly post that men are greedy corrupt and destroy the planet. It’s time for women to take control. Men starts wars and want power and control. Women make peace. I’m a Feminist.

Women's Rights Supporter

19 Jan 2019

INSTAGRAM.com

On his Instagram

The Women’s March from my balcony at the Belasco Theater in New York! Exciting to witness and support these powerful women of all ages, colors and creeds. Change is coming! #womensmarch #womanempowerment #theatre #networkonbroadway

Supports #MeToo Movement

29 Mar 2018

CO.uk

In an interview with GQ

For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know? For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured. […] Even from school, growing up with kiss chase or whatever, it’s been ingrained in our heads that boys will be boys and its harmless fun and no big deal and to brush things off. […] I’m lucky in that I haven’t really had any sexual harassment in any way. But I think [#MeToo] is so important. [...] For lots of females, be it actresses, singers, models, no matter what it is, it’s not being able to have the right to dress and wear how and what you want and be taken seriously.
Chris Hemsworth

Feminist

Social Justice Supporter

8 Jan 2018

PEOPLE.com

In an interview with People

We do not stand for inequality, and me personally, I’m a feminist. We stand for equality. I believe in equality regardless of gender, regardless of race, regardless of sexual orientation, regardless of political opinion. I believe that we all need to come together in a very compassionate way. […] Let’s even things out and let’s give each other a chance and let’s listen to one another.

Feminist

8 Dec 2017

LENNYLETTER.com

In a letter to Lenny, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s online newsletter

I was not alone. The personal became political, and I became an embodied feminist. I had gone from believing that women’s issues were a distraction, mere ancillary problems to be addressed after everything else had been taken care of, to the realization that women are the issue, the core issue. We will fail to solve any problem — poverty, peace, sustainable development, environment, health — unless we look at it through a gender lens and make sure the solution will be good for women. It took me 30 years to get it, but it’s OK to be a late bloomer as long as you don’t miss the flower show.
Quentin Tarantino

Supports #MeToo Movement

19 Oct 2017

NYTIMES.com

In an interview with The New York Times about allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein

I knew enough to do more than I did, there was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these thing. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard, If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him. […] I’m calling on the other guys who knew more to not be scared. Don’t just give out statements. Vow to do better by our sisters. What was previously accepted is now untenable to anyone of a certain consciousness

Women's Rights Activist

21 Jan 2017

INSTAGRAM.com

On her Instagram, joining anti-Trump Women’s March

I love women. I live for my two daughters. And I am full of pride and unity with all women today.

Women's Rights Activist

21 Jan 2017

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, at the Women's March Protest

Couldn't be more proud....I am here, we are here!!! #WomensMarch

Supports #MeToo Movement

2 Nov 2016

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

NO ONE should receive death threats for speaking up about being sexually abused. #ibelieveyou
Amandla Stenberg

Feminist

10 Aug 2016

TEENVOGUE.com

In an interview at Teen Vogue

I never did not identify as a feminist, but I didn’t know where I belonged because I didn’t see myself represented. As I started to explore my gender identity, I didn’t know how I could claim the title of feminist without subscribing to the gender binary. I thought I had to be a proud woman to be a feminist. Then I came to the realization that I can be proud of women without necessarily identifying as one. A lot of people are rejecting the binary—that’s the future of feminism.
Jennifer Lawrence

Feminist

7 Apr 2016

HARPERSBAZAAR.com

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar

I don't know why that word [feminism] is so scary to people; it shouldn't be, because it just means equality. If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don't have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman: We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We're empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes.
Tina Fey

Feminist

4 Mar 2016

BUSTLE.com

In an interview with Bustle, talking about her ideas as a feminist

The question is, do you want to be paid the same for the same work? The question is, do you want control of your body? Let's retire 'I'm a humanist.

Feminist

3 Nov 2015

ROLLINGSTONE.com

In an interview with Rolling Stone

I’m a feminist, I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality.

Feminist

16 Jan 2015

MACLEANS.ca

In an interview with McLean's

I am a feminist because I grew up in a really untraditional way. My mom worked in the city and my dad stayed at home. That alone made me see things in a different way. I saw my mother struggle. She was one of the only females in her line of work. It was hard and difficult for her.

Feminist

6 Jul 2014

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, along with a drawing

"You don't look like a feminist." "WATCH OUT - we disguise ourselves as HUMAN BEINGS!"

Feminist

1 Jun 2014

DAMEMAGAZINE.com

In an interview with DAME

When I was in college, I was very interested in women’s studies. Bell Hooks was like my feminist godmother. Her book Black Look changed the way I thought about race and gender. I was in a sort of androgynous place, figuring out who I was. I’ve always been interested in feminist politics, particularly because of my mother.

Not a Feminist

30 Nov 2012

TWITTER.com

During her speech after accepting Billboard’s 2012 Woman of the Year Award

I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.

Women's Rights Activist

15 Jun 1949

AMAZON.com

In the book "The Second Sex"

To emancipate woman is to refuse to confine her to the relations she bears to man, not to deny them to her; let her have her independent existence and she will continue nonetheless to exist for him also: mutually recognizing each other as subject, each will yet remain for the other an other. The reciprocity of their relations will not do away with the miracles – desire, possession, love, dream, adventure – worked by the division of human beings into two separate categories; and the words that move us – giving, conquering, uniting – will not lose their meaning.