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16 best quotes about feminism from male celebs

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

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Men can be feminists, too

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Men can be feminists, too

Women's rights are a hot-button topic these days, and it isn't just women who are weighing in with their opinions. From Ryan Gosling to the Dalai Lama, male celebs are proving feminism isn't just for females.

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Joss Whedon

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Joss Whedon

In 2006, Joss Whedon was recognized by Equality Now for the creation of strong, female roles.

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Prince Harry

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Prince Harry

Here's what Prince Harry had to say at a Chime for Change event.

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Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling

Gosling wasn't the only one who had something to say when the MPAA wanted to give Blue Valentine an NC-17 rating. Michelle Williams also chimed in, saying, "The MPAA's decision on Blue Valentine unmasks a taboo in our culture, that an honest portrayal of a relationship is more threatening than a sensationalized one. Mainstream films often depict sex and violence in a manner that is disturbing and very far from reality. Yet, the MPAA regularly awards these films with a more audience friendly rating, enabling our culture's desensitization to violence, rape, torture and brutality."

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Seth Meyers

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Seth Meyers

In an interview with Elle, Seth Meyers was asked, "Why do Republicans seem so obsessed with female productive rights?" We couldn't have asked for a better response from the SNL writer turned late-night host.

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Will Smith

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Will Smith

Will Smith wasn't the only one who had something to say about his daughter Willow. Following his 2012 interview with Parade Magazine, wife Jada Pinkett-Smith chimed in on Facebook, saying, "This is a world where women, girls, are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self-determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain."

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Alan Alda

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Alan Alda

Alda has always been a supporter of women's rights. In fact, he served as the honorary co-chair of the Equal Rights Amendment Countdown Campaign with Betty Ford.

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Andy Samberg

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Andy Samberg

During an interview with Glamour in 2013, funnyman Andy Samberg opened up about the sexism in the comedy industry.

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His Holiness the Dalai

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His Holiness the Dalai

The Dalai Lama's comment about feminist occurred during his International Freedom Award acceptance speech.

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Eddie Vedder

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Eddie Vedder

Could you imagine watching Eddie Vedder live and hearing him say this? Well, one lucky crowd did during one of his concerts in 1994.

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Ezra Miller

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Ezra Miller

Perks of Being a Wallflower actor Ezra Miller joined New Yorkers in Times Square for the "We Will Not Be Silent" protest, in hopes of ending rape culture.

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Harry Belafonte

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Harry Belafonte

Belafonte stood before the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and gave a speech about ending all violence and oppression against women.

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Jay Baruchel

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Jay Baruchel

Who doesn't love Jay Baruchel? We fell in love with him, even more, when he spoke up about how he preferred writing for women over men during a 2012 interview with Vulture.

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John Legend

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John Legend

John Legend came out as a feminist during a press conference for one of his shows The Sound of Change Live, which raised money for Chime for Change, a charity dedicated to empowering women worldwide.

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Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm

In a 2011 interview with The Daily Mail, Mad Men actor Jon Hamm gave his thoughts on society on the 1960s.

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Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth

When asked if he was a feminist during an interview with The Radio Times, he responded with "oh yeah, for sure."

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