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Updated on Aug 31, 2020. Posted on Jul 2, 2015

26 Times Celebrity Men Stood Up For Feminism

"If someone asks if you're a feminist, you have to say yes."

1. When Channing Tatum was asked why he said he'd go to Sandra Bullock's house during a zombie apocalpyse and he gave this 💯 answer.

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2. When John Barrowman expertly shut down this sexist comment.

3. When Benedict Cumberbatch called out this reporter for commenting that Keira Knightley looked shattered.

4. When Daniel Radcliffe perfectly explained why the ~friend zone~ is an all round shitty concept.

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5. When Matt Damon revealed what's at the top of his bucket list.

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6. When Aaron Taylor-Wood pointed out that women are heros – in all shapes and forms.

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HD Magazine interview / Via youtube.com

7. When Chris Pratt straight-up asked for a sexist red carpet question so he could highlight how absurd these questions are.

8. And when Chris Evans answered this question, normally aimed at women, with brutal honesty.

9. When Mark Ruffalo decided to answer the sexist questions normally reserved for women.

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Cosmopolitan / Via markruffalo.tumblr.com

10. And went on to speak about women's reproductive rights as part of the 40th anniversary of a landmark abortion ruling in the US.

He said some pretty powerful things.

11. When Simon Pegg urged every man to be aware of the sexism women face every day.

Men, follow @EverydaySexism to be reminded of the absolute arseholes we are all capable of being. It's not a guilt trip, it's educational.

12. And then refused to let Alice Eve answer a question directed at her about working with a man.

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Q: Can you tell me, as a woman, what it's like being so close to Benedict Cumberbatch?

Alice Eve: As a woman, would you like to share that?

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The Showbiz 411 / youtube.com / via capcrieff.tumblr.com

Simon Pegg: Well, as a woman...

13. Before coming up with this April Fool's tweet.

It must be tough being a woman on April Fools Day, having to briefly distrust men even further.

14. When Aziz Ansari revealed he finds it weird that people can't grasp the concept of feminism.

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CBS / The Late Show / Via lolololori.tumblr.com
CBS / The Late Show / Via lolololori.tumblr.com

15. And John Legend urged men to count themselves feminists.

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16. When Alan Rickman pointed out that feminism benefits everybody.

17. When Prince Harry said that men should recognise their role in empowering women.

18. And then Joseph Gordon-Levitt spoke out about female objectification.

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19. When Jon Stewart totally nailed one of the reasons why sexism is still an issue.

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20. When Colin Firth was all for equality.

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http://colinfirthdaily.tumblr.com/post/118039250074

21. When Joseph Gordon-Levitt pushed for a day when we aren't defined by our gender.

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http://dailyjosephgordonlevitt.tumblr.com/

I feel like, whether it's a woman or a man, that you don't have to be defined by your gender. You can be whatever you want to be.

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You don't have to fit into the boxes that someone might tell you you have to fit into. That's what it [feminism] means to me.

22. When Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler totally owned this sexist reporter's comments about women's sports.

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http://mediamattersforamerica.tumblr.com

"An editor for Sports Illustrated's website tweeted a Vine of England's go-ahead goal against Norway, with the words..."

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http://mediamattersforamerica.tumblr.com

"To which Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit responded... That brings us to a segment we like to call 'REALLY?' with Seth and Amy."

Really...there's nothing in women's sports worth watching? I think a lot of people would like to watch you say that to Serena Williams. Really. And let me ask you this, why is Women's World Cup on secondary channels like Fox Sports 1? Nobody gets Fox Sports 1!

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"Really! Come on, networks. You'll play six hours of pre-Kentucky Derby footage but you can't broadcast women's soccer? You think people would rather watch someone talk about HATS than watch some badass American bitches take down Colombia?!"

23. When even goddamn OBAMA pointed out gender inequality.

24. When Dustin Hoffman was brutally honest about how playing a woman made him address HIS past sexism.

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American Film Institution / youtube.com
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25. When Aziz Ansari gave this simple but goddamn amazing explanation for why EVERY DAMN PERSON should call themselves a feminist.

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26. And finally, when Tom Hardy gave this response when asked whether he was annoyed at the feminist undertones of Mad Max because it's meant to be a "man's movie".

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Toronto Star / Via yrbff.tumblr.com
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