Four Fearless Feminist Celebrities
1.) Beyoncè: Beyoncè is considered the queen of feminism after crafting the feminist song titled “Flawless”. In an interview, Beyoncè remarked: “I put the definition of feminist in my song [“Flawless”] and on my tour, not for propaganda or to proclaim to the world that I’m a feminist, but to give clarity to the true meaning,” As a mom, Beyoncé revealed that she doesn’t understand why anyone would want women to be treated as second-class citizens and she stated, “Ask anyone, man or woman, ‘Do you want your daughter to have 75 cents when she deserves $1?’ What do you think the answer would be?”
2.) Miley Cyrus: In an interview with BBC. Miley remarked, “I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world and I tell women not to be scared of anything…I don’t understand the double standard of life”. Miley reminds her fans to embrace themselves and feels that everyone should be considered equal: man or woman.
3.) Emma Watson: Emma Watson is the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and gave a speech at an event focusing on gender inequality. She urges, “Apparently I’m among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong…I think it is right that I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body”. Emma Watson’s strong voice empowers young women to understand that what happens to their body is their decision. Emma also described that the word feminism has been given a negative connotation, and she advocates that feminism is positivity, as it promotes equality of both sexes.
4.) Taylor Swift: During an interview, Taylor Swift proudly declared she’s a feminist and reminded women and men that “To say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more opportunities than women.” Taylor Swift also alluded to Emma Watson’s speech by praising her for providing a clear definition of feminism to the world.
All in all, these four celebrities provided their views on equality and allowed the voices of women and girls to resonate loud and clear through society. Girl power for the win!