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Can We Talk About How Woke Matt McGorry Was In 2015?

He was so bae and so woke.

This is Matt McGorry and he might be the perfect human.

Matt McGorry / Via instagram.com

Yes, do that yoga, bae.

McGorry had a pretty great 2015, too. He continued his work in not one, but two hit television shows: Orange Is the New Black and How To Get Away With Murder...

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...but this year, Matt made it a point to show how compassionate he is for his fellow human. He's a vocal feminist and he weighed in on the Black Lives Matter movement frequently.

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This year McGorry wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan on what it's like to become a feminist.

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"I've never been told not to cry. My parents never told me to "man up"; if anything, they taught me that expressing vulnerability is braver than putting on a stoic front β€” the alternative response so highly prized by male culture. I was taught that my insecurities, my fears, and my hurt were best shared with the people around me, rather than locked away in a box built of faux toughness," McGorry wrote.

Matt also blessed the world with an appearance in Amber Rose's "Walk of No Shame" video.

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Because no one should feel bad for having sex.

McGorry even took to his Facebook page this year to defend Amber Rose's video after she received some negative feedback.

And remember when he posted this photo on Instagram earlier this year to call out how the female nipple is censored yet men are allowed to expose their bare chests.

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#FreeTheNipple

McGorry isn't here for meninists either. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Twitter / Via Twitter: @mattmcgorry

Matt acknowledges his privilege as a white heterosexual male and uses his platform as a celebrity to speak on a multitude of social issues.

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While reading The New Jim Crow, McGorry posted this caption on his Instagram: "It gives an incredible look at how the US criminal justice system fails and discriminates against people of color and specifically black folks. I'm embarrassed that I didn't come across the information in this book sooner. But that's white privilege for ya."

He definitely didn't shy away from how brown people can be categorized as threats, especially in the United States. *sips tea*

And look at him donning this #BlackLivesMatter bracelet! 😍

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Listen up, straight white men of the world: Be more like Matt.

Oh, and remember that time he met with @Deray and Jesse Williams to discuss race and being black in America?

McGorry is also great at breaking things down for people who can't seem to grasp the meaning of Black Lives Matter:

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Can I get an amen up in here?! πŸ™Œ

Praise the Universe for bringing this perfect being into the world.

Twitter / Via Twitter: @MattMcGorry
Twitter / Via Twitter: @MattMcGorry

Thanks for making a positive impact this year, Matt.

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Here's to an even better 2016!

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