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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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1. When Amy Poehler reminded this guy to check his privilege.

2. When Ariana Grande was sick of being referred to in relation to her ~love interests~ rather than people using her GODDAMN NAME.

3. And made this excellent point.

Mindblowing, right?!

4. When Channing Tatum was asked why he'd go to Sandra Bullock's home if there was a zombie apocalypse, and he gave this incredible answer.

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5. When Meryl Streep made it clear that men have just as big a part to play in equality as women do.

Slay, Meryl. 🙏

6. When Jennifer Lawrence said this about assertive women and it was painfully real.

7. When Nicki Minaj wanted all women, whatever their shape or size, to be recognised as beautiful.

8. When Emma Watson was threatened with a nude-photo leak, and just used it as motivation to keep fighting for women's rights.

9. When Taylor Swift championed everyone who considers themselves a feminist.

10. And when John Cleese made this sexist comment, she was like...

...NOPE.

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Can you not.

11. When Mindy Kaling revealed the amazing key to her success.

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12. When Bill Hader had no time for slut-shaming.

13. And Madonna put it even more bluntly.

14. When Emma Watson made it pretty clear how badly women are represented in Hollywood.

"Seven per cent of directors are female. Why are we not telling women's stories? Why are women not directing their own stories?"
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"Seven per cent of directors are female. Why are we not telling women's stories? Why are women not directing their own stories?"

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

“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.”
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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.

"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."
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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."

17. When Ariana Grande reminded this guy that comments like this aren't funny, but actually creepy as fuck.

18. When Viola Davis became the first woman of colour to win the Emmy for Best Actress and gave this perfect speech about equality. ❤️

19. When Nicki Minaj reminded her fans to not settle for anything less than they deserve.

20. And went on to empower women even more.

21. When Colin Firth had no time for the patriarchy.

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

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

24. When Emily Blunt was all, "Why shouldn't women star in action movies?"

25. When Natalie Dormer couldn't even with this question about how she manages to do her job alongside a hot man.

26. When Emily Blunt gave this A+ response to women being banned from wearing flats at Cannes.

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."
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"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."

28. When Taylor Swift put feminism as simply as this.

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29. When Malala Yousafzai said that gender 👏 shouldn't 👏 create 👏 any 👏 difficulty 👏 in 👏 the 👏 choices 👏 you 👏 make.

30. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt agreed.

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31. When Connie Britton had had enough of only ever being asked about her hair, so decided to do this instead.

32. When Big Sean made his award acceptance speech all about his inspirational grandmother.

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33. And finally, when Adele reminded everyone that her appearance has nothing 👏 to 👏 do 👏 with 👏 anything, especially not her job.