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People On The Internet Went Wild When Justin Trudeau Said He Was A Feminist

Emma Watson included.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went all out for International Women's Day on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrates International Women's Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrates International Women's Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

His office released a statement saying the Liberal government holds gender equality near and dear.

Trudeau also told a bunch of media outlets that he was "a proud feminist."

It is time for each of us to take action to advance equal rights & opportunities for women and men. Read: #IWD2016 https://t.co/ur46C0exDr

People loved it.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU STATED THAT HE IS A PROUD FEMINIST I AM SO HAPPY TO BE CANADIAN

Our Canadian national leader. Panda hugger and feminist. I'm in love. #Trudeau

Those goddamn cute pandas, smh.

Trudeau even got a shoutout from actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson.

@JustinTrudeau I need to give you a #HeforShe badge of honor sir. I am such big fan of yours. #IWD2016 #thisiswhatafeministlookslike

Trudeau's government also announced Tuesday that it would be tackling the dude dominance of Canadian bank notes and putting a woman who isn't the Queen on a bill.

I'm pleased to announce that the next new Canadian banknote will feature a woman. Who will it be? That’s up to you: https://t.co/BJcQl5YdMm

People were digging that, too.

WTF, he's hot and a feminist. Why, Canada? Why do you do this to me? https://t.co/amM3IUTnwS

It's not the first time Trudeau has touted his feminism. In January, Trudeau said people shouldn't be afraid of the word feminist during a discussion at the Davos economic forum.

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