9 Interesting Quotes from Celebrities Who Support Feminism ...


As the idea of feminism remains one of the most controversial topics in modern society, I find myself being humbled at the thought of people who never hesitate when uttering quotes supporting feminism. The term "feminist" seems to carry a social stigma today, a fact which saddens me as women's rights should be a globally accepted concept during this day and age. Despite this flaw, it is exciting to see more celebrities taking to the airwaves in order to make their views on this issue clear. When reading these quotes supporting feminism, keep in mind the idea of a world where both women and men would not have to identify themselves as feminists – it would just be another truth.

1. Madonna – Express Yourself

Singer Madonna is known for her exuberant nature and (what some perceive as) abrasive behavior. Regardless of your opinions on Madonna, this pioneer of American music has made it no secret that she is not only comfortable in her own skin as a woman, but feels that you should be free to 'express yourself' as well. Disregarding puns for the moment, when I stumbled upon the lyrics of Madonna's song "What it Feels Like For a Girl," I immediately filed them under my list of quotes supporting feminism. "Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots cause it's okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading cause you think being a girl is degrading." In the introduction of this song, Madonna first incorporates these few lines from the movie Cement Garden, and then begins to expand on the topic at hand. Both the lines from the movie and the song manage to successfully address the double-standard that I often see in society today: Women are expected to display feminine qualities because that is the role that their gender has supposedly assigned to them. I find it awe-inducing that Madonna felt so strongly about this sexist misconception that she decided to broadcast this message in a way that would be sure to reach anyone willing to listen.

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