Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says That He’s Absolutely A Feminist

Could you possibly love this guy any more than you already do?
By Monica Lowe
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    The following is an excerpt from Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “I’d absolutely call myself a feminist”

    In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, the star elaborated on his definition of feminism, which is, for lack of a better word, great:

    I read that you consider yourself a “male feminist,” and you credit your parents who are educators and really taught you about the history of feminism. But nowadays, you have a lot of young stars coming out against being labeled a feminist.

    Coming out against the label? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What [feminism] means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should be able to do that, and no category ever really describes a person because every person is unique. That, to me, is what “feminism” means. So yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist. And if you look at history, women are an oppressed category of people. There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole. I’m a believer that if everyone has a fair chance to be what they want to be and do what they want to do, it’s better for everyone. It benefits society as a whole.

  • Way to go JGL! We think you’ve just gained even more fans!

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