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8 Best and Worst Feminists in Entertainment

8 Best and Worst Feminists in Entertainment

8 Best and Worst Feminists in Entertainment

Still a dirty word for some...

We bring you a round-up of some of the best and worst feminists in entertainment. The definition of feminism according to Merriam Webster being, "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." Quotes from some of the entertainment business's finest run the gamut from absolute awesomeness to sickening subjection via cringeworthy confusion. And some of the worst are some of our faves as far as their talent. 

BEST

Ellen Page

The fabulously outspoken out actress told the Guardian newspaper: "I don't know why people are so reluctant to say they're feminists. Maybe some women just don't care. But how could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?" 

 

 

Emma Watson

Founder of the HeForShe campaign (www.heforshe.org) and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, the Harry Potter star has done sterling work for the feminist cause. 

 

 

Beyonce 

The singer unequivocally came out in support of women's rights last year, writing an essay about gender inequality and then delivering a bold performance of Flawless at the MTV awards in front of a banner bearing the word “FEMINIST”. 

 

 

Lena Dunham

The Girls star told the Metro newspaper: “Women saying ‘I’m not a feminist’ is my greatest pet peeve. Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you’re a feminist.”

 

 

WORST

Shailene Woodley

“The reason why I don’t like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it’s still a label,” the Fault in Our Stars actress explained to Nylon magazine. “I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves.” Er, right. What? 

 

 

Kirsten Dunst 

The actress told Harper's Bazaar: 'I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking - it’s a valuable thing my mom created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work.” Urgh.

 

 

Kaley Cuoco

“'I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around,” the Big Bang Theory lead woman pondered in a Redbook magazine interview. “I cook for Ryan five nights a week. It makes me feel like a housewife. I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men.” Mmmmm… 

 

 

Kelly Clarkson

"No, I wouldn't say feminist — that's too strong,” the singer told TIME magazine.“I think when people hear feminist, it's like, 'Get out of my way, I don't need anyone.' I love that I'm being taken care of and I have a man that's a leader. I'm not a feminist in that sense." Cannot. Even. 

 

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Charlotte Dingle