“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” ―George Carlin
Much to the surprise of many unenlightened people, men can indeed be feminists too. The definition of feminism is different for everyone, but at it’s basic core it is the need for equality between the sexes: Socially, politically and economically. And while women are at the forefront of this never-ending movement, we do need the support of men who can acknowledge their privilege and who proudly voice their respect for women.
While I expect the trolls to come out of the woodwork anytime someone mentions “feminism” on the internet, let’s forget the haters and turn our eyes to some big name men in Hollywood and beyond who not only believe in feminism, but are outspoken about their views on gender equality. And the following gentleman are only a handful.
These guys are truly men!
Not only is Hamm a talented actor, he has proven himself to be a hilarious, humble human and staunch supporter of women’s rights.
“Men ruled the roost and women played a subservient role [in the 1960s]. Working wives were a rarity, because their place was in the home, bringing up the kids. The women who did work were treated as second class citizens, because it was a male-dominated society. That was a fact of life then. But it wouldn’t be tolerated today, and that’s quite right in my book… People look back on those days through a thick veil of nostalgia, but life was hard if you were anything other than a rich, powerful, white male.”
One of my favorite actors of all time, Sir Patrick Stewart is one of the most vocal feminists in Hollywood. He is an outspoken activist in his efforts to end domestic violence, having grown up in an abusive household.
“The truth is that domestic violence and violence against women touch many of us. This violence is not a private matter. Behind closed doors it is shielded and hidden and it only intensifies. It is protected by silence – everyone’s silence. Violence against women is learned. Each of us must examine – and change – the ways in which our own behavior might contribute to, enable, ignore or excuse all such forms of violence. I promise to do so, and to invite other men and allies to do the same.”