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The 4 Best Moments from Hollywood Male Feminists

There is a strong stigma that comes along the term feminism. Some people automatically assume that being a feminist is bad, and means that you’re a man-hater. Many celebrities are speaking out to end the negative connotation that comes along with being a feminist. At the 87th Academy Awards, Patricia Arquette demanded for wage equality for men and women, but she’s not the first celebrity to voice her opinion on women’s rights. Lena Dunham, Emma Watson, and Miley Cyrus are just a few female celebrities discussing the issue of gender equality. Women are not the only people in Hollywood that consider themselves feminist. In a recent Elle article, they wrote about Steve Carrel wearing #HeforShe cuff links to show his support for gender equality. Here are four men in Hollywood that are proud to call themselves feminist.

1. Ryan Gosling

Back in 2010 during the release of his film Blue Valentine, Gosling spoke to MTV News about the hypocrisy of MPAA movie ratings.  Blue Valentine was given a N-17 rating for showing a man in a more sexually vulnerable position then we typically see in movies. Gosling responded with this quote, “How is it possible that these movies that torture women in a sexual context can have an R rating but a husband and wife making love is inappropriate?”  

2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It’s never been a secret that Gordon-Levitt considers himself a feminist, but when promoting his movie Don Jon he proclaimed on The Ellen Show that he is proud to be a one. Saying, “I do call myself a feminist. Absolutely!”  If Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn’t cute enough, he is all for women’s rights…can you say swoon?! You can see the interview here.

3. Ashton Kutcher

Not only is Ashton Kutcher funny, gorgeous and a great dad, he is also a believer in gender equality.  While doing press tours for No String Attached, he was asked about women and sexuality. Kutcher answered by saying when discussing sex and women pregnancy is really the only thing that’s discussed. He was quoted saying “So, from a purely entertainment point of view, to create a movie with a female lead that is empowered by her own sexuality, I think it’s a really, really powerful thing. I think it can give change to something people would think about from a sexual perspective.” How can we not love him?

4. John Legend

If John Legend’s performance at the Oscars wasn’t enough to make you fall in love with him, then finding out that he loves and respects women certainly will. This summer he released a video to his song “You & I (Nobody In The World),” which sends the message to women all over to love yourself. I dare you to watch the video and not tear up.

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