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33 Times Celebrities Stood Up For Feminism In 2015

"If a woman speaks up and has a voice and is assertive, she's going to be called a brat. I don't see a man being called a brat."

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15. And Emma Thompson made it clear that this has always been the case – and if anything, it's getting worse. 😔

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“So I get behind as many young female performers as I can, and actually a lot of the conversations with them are about exactly the fact that we are facing and writing about the same things and nothing has changed, and that some forms of sexism and unpleasantness to women have become more entrenched and indeed more prevalent.”

16. When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gave an award to George Clooney, but made his wife's achievements the focus of their speech.

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"Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofie Annan regarding Syria, and was selected to a three-person UN commission investigating rules-of-war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award."


20. And went on to empower women even more.

22. When Tom Hardy totally shut down this sexist question.

23. Oh, and when he made this utterly perfect statement. ❤️

27. When Natalie Dormer reminded everyone that women can be many things at once.

"Male writers, and I say this with all love and respect, often want to make a woman either the angel or the whore. Make her the witch or put her on the pedestal. And when people ask me about Margaery I say they're not mutually exclusive. You don't have to be practical, and politically savvy, and not be a good person. You can be a good human being and just be shrewd. I think all these women play similar characters. They're not two separate things."