These 8 Celeb Men Were The Most Amazing Feminist Allies In 2015
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- December 22, 2015
2015 was the year of feminism. The talks of feminism were piled up to the Stratosphere! In such a time, it was even fascinating because some of the coolest celebrities were supporting it. Might I say, my favorite actor in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD was also a part of it?
These eight male celebs were amazing feminist allies this year. Now, we know that feminism is not new to Hollywood, it still is commendable to see the number of men coming forward to become feminists.
Emma Watson began her campaign #HeForShe, in which she was joined by many celebs, men, and women alike. Some of them did not stop there, and hence, continued to fight along with us!
Mr. Potter has been pretty vocal about being a feminist in the recent times, thus, standing side by side with co-star Emma Watson. Please excuse me for a second, while I kiss this picture of Danny boy.
Daniel also opened up to Nylon in October about how shocked he is that equality campaigns are still required. “I think it’s fantastic that she’s bringing attention to it and adding to the conversation. I also find it bemusing, honestly, maybe because I have cool parents with equal marriage and have had good role models all my life, but I thought this was done.”
Tom has been an avid supporter of the Emma Watson campaign, #HeForShe. Did you know that he also confessed that all nude scenes he did were in the name of feminism! Dan, I hope you don’t mind if I let Tom steal the spotlight for a bit!
This year, Mr. McGorry also emerged as one of the male feminists. He said that he was impressed by Emma Watson’s UN speech. He even said that it inspired a change in his life.
“You feel like your boundaries are being pushed, and your worldview is shifting. It’s terrifying, but it’s also one of the most exhilarating and fulfilling emotional states you can know. This is the internal stirring I had the moment I heard Watson’s words.”
Khalasar Drogo might seem like a sexy, monstrous beast on Game of Thrones, but he’s a softie at heart. Momoa said, “I wasn’t raised by a man. I was raised by a single mother my whole life. It’d be ridiculous for me to say that I didn’t believe in it. They’re the strongest beings in the world.”
Ansari opened up about his book, Modern Romance, and his thoughts on Feminism with The Guardian.
I’ve been a feminist my whole life. There wasn’t a period where I was really against women and then started dating one and was like, “You know what? Men and women are equal.” That didn’t happen… It’s interesting, you see interviews with female celebrities, and they’re very scared of that word. It’s such an easy concept to get behind, and a big part of it is that people don’t know what it’s essentially promoting.
We didn’t need another reason to fall in love with this man. But, that doesn’t mean that he stop giving us a reason, does it? He spoke to AOL about feminism and female directors, “I love women directors. I’m a feminist, by the way… I didn’t know there were any [non-feminists] left in the world. I thought we pretty much came to the 50-50, like [feminism]-is-cool conclusion.”
This August, he stepped down as the host of The Daily Show, a program that was full of feminist moments throughout the year. It would almost be impossible to pick just one instance, but the above video shows the sheer hilarity of Hillary Clinton being picked apart because she would be a grandmother soon. Can I roll my eyes anymore?
Oh, dear Chris Pratt, we know how perfect you are. And after joking that men should be objectified as women, you opened the cages of our hearts and swooshed away with them. He said, “I wanna take a moment to advocate for the equality — socially, economically, and politically — of our beautiful women… Some in uniform, some in other uniforms: ladies, holding it down, I love you. My life is run by you, my mother, my wife, my manager, and everyone else.”
With beauty and brains, these men got what it takes, LOL!