Empowering Quotes from the Most Influential Feminists in Hollywood

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If you ask people walking down the street what feminism means to them, at least half of them will have the wrong idea. They think that feminists are all lesbians, who hate men. Some of them may even make jokes about burning bras, which furthermore serves to prove how ignorant both men and women are about feminism. Feminism is not about hating men or about wanting women to be treated differently. It is simply about showing the same level of respect to both sexes. It’s nothing more than a civil rights movement that affects women of all races. If you don’t offer a woman the same opportunities you offer a man, just because she is female, how can you expect her to stay silent?

1. The QUEEN Janelle Monae

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Janelle, on her latest music video for the song Django Jane, spits a specific lyric that is just so dope. ”Let the vagina have a monologue” is one of the most empowering lines we’ve heard in a while.

2. Lena Dunham

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Lena is known for a long time now about her feminist opinions and she couldn’t have expressed the meaning of feminism better.

3. Sophia Bush

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Sophia, who we met from One Tree Hill and Chicago PD, is very vocal and active when it comes to feminist matters.

4. Amy Poehler

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I don’t know what to say, she covered me completely.

5. Jenny Slate

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It’s true. There are so many misconceptions about feminism. We all need to educate ourselves on that matter.

6. Michelle Obama

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Preach!

7. Oprah Winfrey

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Why couldn’t a woman like Oprah or Michelle Obama be the President of the United States?

8. Sarah Silverman

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If the world was fair, Sarah Silverman would have been given a talk show and it wouldn’t be all men on night TV shows.

Feminism will always be treated as a bad thing. It shouldn’t feel like a war between women and the rest of the world. It’s men’s refusal to treat women equally that makes feminism look like war.

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