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10 Quotes About Feminism From Male Celebrities

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chapman chapter.

Ryan Gosling:

“I’m attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life.”

Daniel Craig:

“Women are responsible for two-thirds of the work done worldwide, yet earn only 10 percent of the total income and own 1 percent of the property… So, are we equals? Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt:

“I do call myself a feminist. Absolutely! It’s worth paying attention to the roles that are sort of dictated to us and that we don’t have to fit into those roles. We can be anybody we wanna be.

Aziz Ansari:

“You’re a feminist if you go to a Jay Z and Beyoncé concert and you’re not like, hmm, I feel like Beyoncé should get 23% less money than Jay Z.”

Matt Damon:

“If I had a bucket list, I’d say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No.1.”

John Legend:

“All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place.”

Mark Ruffalo:

“There’s a common sense and a wisdom and a decency in women that needs to be upheld and doesn’t warrant being pushed back 30 years into the whole nightmare that brought about the abortion rights movement, that we’ve fought for that we’ve created laws around… As a man, I see no wisdom in going backwards.”

Alan Rickman:

“There’s nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage.”

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.”

Joss Whedon (Writer/director):

“Because, equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition.”