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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.

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

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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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