21 Jul 2022


Darla Crane describes herself as a feminist and liberal in her Twitter bio.

Emma Watson


15 Apr 2022


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.’


4 Jan 2021


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...

Advocates Against Sexism


19 Aug 2020


2020 Global Women’s Forum for Peace and Humanitarian Action

I think a feminist "Good Place" looks like a place with equality because feminism isn't about women being more important than men or anyone else. It's about them being equal: equal representation, equal seats at the table, equal roles in leadership and their communities.


18 Aug 2020


In an interview with Glamour, talking about her daughter

We are going to talk to her in the same way we would have loved to hear it. We don’t really censor ourselves in talking about bodies. We don’t have that taboo that goes along with saying the word ‘penis’ or ‘vagina’, it’s silly. And you make sure your boy is the ultimate feminist, that he loves and respects women. You have to raise them to be feminists. That is our future.
Cate Blanchett


9 Jun 2020


In an interview with Variety

I think feminism is about, at its base, equality. But it also means that someone who is holding all the power has to share and that’s a fearful thing for a lot of people.


2 Apr 2019


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.
Diane Von Furstenberg


Advocates Against Sexism

26 Mar 2019


In an interview with Forbes

I was raised a feminist. I was told by my mother that to be a woman was really a privilege. It is unacceptable that women are not equal. It is unacceptable that women are treated as meat and trafficked and so we all have to take a stand together.
Angelina Jolie


11 Sep 2018


In an interview with Vogue, when asked "How do we educate our children, boys and girls, to feminism?"

Strong and diverse female role models. I’ve just been involved in a film, The Breadwinner, about a young girl who has to dress as a boy in order to work and feed her family. As happens in many countries where women aren’t free. My children find that an amazing story of courage. And some of the people they most admire are women who’ve lived through conflict or overcome adversity or devoted themselves to science and exploration. They happen to be women but that is not what defines them.
Charlize Theron


17 Feb 2018


In a pannel on Matter of Fact

I’m proud to be a f—ing feminist
Chris Hemsworth


Social Justice Supporter

8 Jan 2018


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.


8 Dec 2017


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.
Amandla Stenberg


10 Aug 2016


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.
Barack Obama


Social Justice Supporter

4 Aug 2016


In an article written for Glamour

As a parent, helping your kids to rise above these constraints is a constant learning process. 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. 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. It is absolutely men’s responsibility to fight sexism too. And as spouses and partners and boyfriends, we need to work hard and be deliberate about creating truly equal relationships.
Mindy Kaling


1 May 2016


At the Watermark Conference for Women

A lot of people sometimes think that you can’t be interested in things like fashion or things that are traditionally feminine and also be a strong woman […] because that means you are doing that for a man […] I wish that we didn’t inextricably link being interested in those things and being a strong woman [...] I'm unabashedly a feminine feminist.
Jennifer Lawrence


7 Apr 2016


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


4 Mar 2016


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.


3 Nov 2015


In an interview with Rolling Stone

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


23 Sep 2015


In an interview with ELLE

The beauty of being a feminist is that you get to be whatever you want, and that’s the point.


16 Jan 2015


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.


6 Jul 2014


In a tweet, along with a drawing

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


1 Jun 2014


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.


16 Mar 2014


During her interview at an Australian morning show “I Wake Up With Today”, when asked if she is a feminist

A feminist? Uh, yeah, actually. I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.
Elliot Page


3 Jul 2013


In an interview with The Guardian

But I don't know why people are so reluctant to say they're feminists. Maybe some women just don't care. But how could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?


13 Nov 2012


In an essay written on her blog

My feminism — it’s kind of necessary. I don’t want to feel like I am less than anyone, and so I have to label myself in order to be ready for the fight.