Feminism has become one of those words that few people understand. Many young, smart celebrities today have absolutely no idea what it means. They think feminism is about taking power away from men and giving it to women or that it is about hating men, which it is isn’t. It is simply about equal rights for men and women. It’s amazing how a simple concept has become so misconstrued! Since we’ve already gone through which female celebrities do not consider themselves feminists and which male celebrities do consider themselves feminists, it is time for which female celebrities aren’t afraid to call themselves the big F!
7. Lena Dunham
For Lena Dunham, feminism is part of her identity. “The idea of being a feminist – so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex – but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity. I hope [Girls] contributes to a continuance of feminist dialogue,” she said.
The “Girls” star also said that she has a hard time understanding why other women don’t identify as feminists. “Women saying ‘I’m not a feminist’ is my greatest pet peeve,” Dunham said. “Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you’re a feminist. People think there is something taboo about speaking up for feminism.”Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com