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The feminist movement just continues to grow as more and more celebrities are calling themselves feminists. Among the most popular in the media are Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Emma Watson. It’s not that surprising to see fellow women advocating for equal rights, but it’s always nice to see famous males who recognize the importance of empowering and respecting women, and who are fighting alongside us for equality.

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch has always shown that he has great respect for women. He’s even suggested more feminist friendly names for his female fans!


2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt


3. Mark Ruffalo


4. Patrick Stewart

A big anti-violence advocate, Sir Patrick Stewart said, “It’s in our hands to stop violence against women.”


5. John Legend

“All men should be feminists,” Legend said. “If men care about women’s rights, the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered — it leads to a better society.”


6. Tom Hiddleston

Always the gentleman, Tom Hiddleston feels that women deserve to be respected, rather than degraded like they often are in our culture. “There are so many songs that disrespect women. You can’t treat the woman you love as a piece of meat. You should treat your love like a princess. Give her love songs, something with real meaning. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but to respect the woman you love should be a priority.”


7. Jay Baruchel

“I’m constantly annoyed [by] how terribly written most females are in most everything — and especially in comedy. Their anatomy seems to be the only defining aspect of their character, and I just find that untruthful and it straight-up offends me.”


8. Prince Harry

“We know that when women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them — their families, their communities and their countries.”


9. Will Smith


10. Seth Meyers

“When you work with the sort of really strong women that I work with, the idea that anyone would want to make decisions for them is hard to wrap your head around.”


11. Ezra Miller

“I feel that all revolutionary causes should start with addressing misogyny.”


12. Ryan Gosling


13. Daniel Radcliffe

Radcliffe has also spoken up about the dangers of the ‘friendzone.’




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Erin Wiley is a junior at the College of Charleston, pursuing an AB degree in Arts Management with a minor in Communication. She has been writing for Her Campus for almost two years and created and maintains Her Campus CofC's Pinterest page. She loves everything from music to movies to fashion, and everything in between. After college, she hopes to do something in the entertainment industry, working with either a music producer or a film company. In her spare time, Erin likes to read, watch movies, and walk around historic downtown Charleston.
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